The Association of Bank Employees of Uruguay (AEBU) reported that this Monday, August 29, a surprise strike began in all branches and headquarters of private banks, from Ciudad Vieja to Julio Herrera and Obes streets, including, with a subsequent concentration in front of Bank Heritage, in Ciudad Vieja.
As of 4:00 p.m., attention to the public was interrupted, the boxes were closed with a security guard and the workers were withdrawn, indicated AEBU.
Likewise, from the banking union it was reported that by resolution of the Council of the Private Financial Sector, the affiliates moved to the door of Banque Heritage, in Rincón and Ituzaingó, to concentrate on “repudiation of the entry into said banking institution of non-affiliated personnel of Citibank”.
“Despite having emphatically stated to AEBU that it would not hire any worker fired from Citi, Banque Heritage hired a non-union member, who was in that situation,” questioned the union.
The extensive conflict between workers and Citibank began with the announcement of the dismissal of 29 workers that ultimately led to three dismissals.