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Smit Wire: Update negotiation social plan

n gives this message De Unie information on the latest state of affairs regarding the negotiations on the social plan.

Member meeting September 19, 2018

There has been a misunderstanding. Earlier reports indicated that a members' meeting would take place on September 19, 2018. We did not send a reminder invitation, so most of them assumed that the meeting would not take place. However, we were under the impression that the general meeting would take place and we were also present. We will communicate this more clearly in the future.

Consultation on social plan September 19, 2018

These consultations did not take place for 2 reasons:

  • Consultations with the works council took place at 14.00 pm. The Works Council has informed us that there is a good chance that the Works Council will give a negative advice on the reorganization memorandum. The Works Council then informed the employer about this and offered the employer the opportunity to meet a number of conditions. Only if the employer were to accept these conditions would the works council convert the negative advice into a positive advice. Consultations between the employer and the Works Council have shown that the employer does not accept the conditions.
  • The amended social plan was only sent to us in the morning. As a result, there was insufficient time to study the new concept and have it legally tested. We have agreed with the employer that we will continue the negotiations on Friday 21 September 2018.

Advice Works Council

The Works Council has now issued a negative advice. This means that the reorganization bill may not be executed and that the employer must observe a one-month waiting period. During this month, the employer and the works council have the opportunity to negotiate the conditions set by the works council.

Negotiations for social plan

As a result of the negative advice of the Works Council, the discussion about a social plan will be suspended. This means that the planned negotiation of the social plan on Friday
September 21, 2018 is canceled. This has been communicated to the employer. Negotiations will be restarted as soon as there is more clarity about the request for advice.

How to proceed / Invitation member meeting

Monday afternoon, September 24, 2018 at 15.00 p.m. there will be a members meeting to discuss the current situation. When determining this date, the first option was sought in the short term. For that reason there is a chance that I will not be able to attend the members meeting, but I try to reschedule my other appointment.

If there are any questions, let us know by email: sjerp.holterman@unie.nl.