OTOE re­jects pro­pos­als

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of bank em­ployee unions (OTOE) re­jected yes­ter­day all of the pro­pos­als submitted by bank man­age­ments in their first meet­ing to dis­cuss the pos­si­ble sign­ing of a new sec­tor con­tract. OTOE said that bank rep­re­sen­ta­tives asked for em­ployee salaries to be re­duced by 15 to 20 per­cent. They also re­port­edly in­sisted on abol­ish­ing cer­tain in­sti­tu­tional rights of their staff – such as es­tab­lished work­ing hours – qual­i­fy­ing such is­sues as ‘in­signif­i­cant’ in to­day’s con­di­tions. The fed­er­a­tion called for the im­me­di­ate with­drawal of the pro­pos­als, which it deemed ‘provoca­tive,’ in or­der for ne­go­ti­a­tions to be­gin. ‘In no way will we ac­cept pro­pos­als aimed at lev­el­ing down­ward the in­comes of bank em­ploy­ees,’ the fed­er­a­tion’s state­ment read. The only point on which the two sides agreed was to meet again on March 11, OTOE said.

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