On Thursday, August 11, AEBU occupied the Citibank headquarters as a protest against the dismissal of three employees. Shortly after, the Ministry of Labor ordered the union to vacate the facilities of the aforementioned banking institution, to which the union agreed.
After the negotiations, Minister Mieres summoned the parties for this Friday for a tripartite meeting at the ministerial headquarters.
The parties agreed to set up a dialogue table, for which AEBU decided to suspend the protest measures until August 26.
“Clearly it is not that the conflict has been resolved. There is a dialogue table that has a couple of weeks as a deadline to seek some understanding. This implies that in that period there are no union measures”, said Mieres this Friday after the meeting.
For its part, the Association of Private Banks of Uruguay said that for a few weeks the financial institutions that operate in the country and their clients have been affected by a series of union measures by AEBU.
“These measures are the banking union’s response to Citibank’s decision to sell one of its business units in Uruguay. This sale led the institution to proceed with the dismissal of 29 collaborators who worked in said unit. Citi offered all of them compensation higher than that established by Uruguayan law, which was accepted by 26 of the 29 affected officials,” the private banks said in a statement.