23 May 2002, Dexia Bank, LBC-NVK, CNE-GNC and ACLVB-CGSLB signed a collective
labour agreement (CLA) over staff employed in the branches. The agreement covers
the organisation of Dexia Bank's branch network and the accompanying measures
provided for in the restructuring of the network.
The CLA implements the
principles enshrined in the outline agreement reached on 26 March this year. The
discussions held with the parties concerned have resulted in the trade union organisations
that signed the agreement (LBC-NVK, CNE-GNC and ACLVB-CGSLB) obtaining the guarantees
that they demanded on several points.
As a result of that, LBC-NVK and
CNE-GNC decided to sign the outline agreement on 26 March this year.
outline agreement has therefore now been endorsed by all the trade union organisations
represented in the Bank. This will enable the social dialogue to be pursued under
the best possible conditions.
At the same time the progress made with the
other big issues concerning the merger - in particular functional and geographical
mobility, the guarantees over employment and the social plan - should make it
possible to conclude detailed collective agreements on each of these subjects
in the near future.
The successful outcome of these discussions is the
result of a constructive and concerted effort on the part of the management and
the trade unions who have been guided by a common concern to achieve the integration
of Dexia Bank and Artesia on a fair and humane basis.