El Corte Inglés and the unions CC.OO. UGT, Fasga and Fetico have reached an agreement for the maintenance of employment and to promote family reconciliation. In addition, it includes measures to enhance training and increase temporary flexibility and operational initiatives.

Specifically, it contemplates the possibility that the employees of the distribution group can perform a different activity than usual, either in another area or in a different center than the current one. In any case, the English Court undertakes to compensate the remuneration for commissions.

For its part, the company will respect the equity parameters between workers in the same area. In terms of work and family reconciliation, employees can request unpaid leave to care for children under the age of fifteen.

The agreement also includes the extended leave of absence and the accumulation of vacation periods of ten and 21 days in one of 31 days to meet conciliation needs.

100% complement in May

Likewise, El Corte Inglés will also complement in May 100% of the fixed salary to employees covered by the Temporary Employment Regulation File (ERTE), the same as it has done in the months of March and April.

The distribution group has reinstated half of the employees affected by the ERTE, some 13,000 people, in establishments located in those areas that have gone through phase 2 of de-escalation this week.

Progressive incorporation

The rest of El Corte Inglés employees affected by the ERTE, which included a total of 25,900 people, will be gradually incorporated in each establishment depending on the lifting of restrictions.

The ERTE, presented on March 25, affected almost the 29% of the group’s total workforce, which has just over 90,000 employees. Specifically, 22,000 workers from the El Corte Inglés department store, 2,000 from the Sfera fashion chain and 1,900 from Viajes El Corte Inglés were affected.