On 3rd July, the management and all trade unions signed four new collective
labour agreements relating to geographic mobility, resettlement, labour guarantees
and social plan.
These agreements globally come within the scope of the framework agreement
signed on 26 March 2002. The first step in this process was the signature of
the collective labour agreement relating to the network of employees on 23 May
The signature of the four agreements finalizes the process and the agreements
between labour and management. This is a major step towards the integration
of Dexia Bank and Artesia as it establishes the social framework of the new
These agreements result from a constructive dialogue between the management
and all trade unions with a view to realizing the economic project on a fair
and human basis. In this open and constructive climate, it was possible to conclude
the various agreements in a few months.