According to a statement from the TV channel’s Workers’ Committee, which Lusa Agency had access to, SIC workers in plenary session agreed, by majority, to organize the silent protest, which will be held on February 1, at 3 p.m., at the company’s facilities.
Since they consider the salary increases proposed by the company’s management “unfair and insufficient,” the workers call, for the second half of the year, “general salary increases.”
The workers, in plenary session, approved a petition: “SIC workers welcome the ongoing negotiation process, but once again consider the salary increase plan announced by the company’s management unfair and insufficient. For the second half of the year 2023 general salary increases.”
On Tuesday, in Lusa’s remarks, CEO of Impresa, owner of SIC, Francisco Pedro Balsimao, said that negotiations for a salary increase are continuing.
According to information that Lusa had access to, for workers at SIC and Impresa Publishing, management has proposed increasing food subsidies and updating salaries for those earning up to 2,000 euros (3.5% between 1,000 and 1,249 euros, 3% between 1,250 and 1,499). , 2.5% between 1500 and 1749 and 2% between 1750 and 2000 euros).
In a December plenary session, SIC workers deemed the values ”inadequate and unfair”, recognized the forms of struggle and demanded an update for all employees (update over the year’s cumulative inflation for wages under €2,000, a 5.1% update for salaries between €2,000 and €3,000 and updates between 1 and 3% for salaries over 3,000 euros).