Corfu -St.  Pelais: If they don’t tear up the exorbitant contracts, we won’t let them work this year – Corfu Today – Corfu News

Corfu -St. Pelais: If they don’t tear up the exorbitant contracts, we won’t let them work this year – Corfu Today – Corfu News

The hoteliers did not attend the meeting with the Pôle emploi for the local SSE.

-What are the differences between a panhellenic sectoral employment contract and a local contract

The basic parameters of the local sectoral employment contract requested by the employees of the hotel industry in Corfu, the differences between the local and panhellenic sectoral SE. but also the “falsified” contracts that some hotel workers are forced to sign, developed the president of the Corfu Branch and Labor Center StamatisCustomerat the press conference he gave yesterday, on the occasion of the… meeting with the Hotel Association, which never took place.

The Hotel Association responded via email shortly before their scheduled meeting (Wednesday 10:00 a.m.) in which they stated that they would not attend the discussion table for the signing of a local sectoral collective bargaining agreement. , given that they sign the Panhellenic labor agreement of sectoral collective agreements. Response, which was rejected for some by the president of the Pôle emploi, by making public the exorbitant and falsified employment contract, as he described it, pan-Hellenic, delivered by a hotelier – member of the management of the Syndicat des Hôteliers at the hotel employees, as a condition of their repeating a year. At this point, he recalled that large tourist islands such as Rhodes, Crete, Santorini have signed local sectoral labor contracts, which has not happened in Corfu.

The blackmail

Mr Pelais, who has repeatedly spoken of worker extortion, said there are contracts, based on the national labor contract, which are given to hotel employees to sign as a condition of their rehiring, which does not mean they have existed since they made a request for reclassification through their association, the hoteliers are obliged to do so. They are therefore asked to sign the supposedly legal contract, with other terms, such as:

  1. “… the renewal of the contract will be done with a written agreement between the two parties”, therefore the request for re-engagement is canceled with the signature of the employee, explains Mr. Pelais
  2. “… The exact duties of the employee are specialized and determined each time by the employer.”
  3. “…In general, any employment of them in work that contributes to the proper functioning of the employer, is not considered overtime work and therefore the employee’s prescribed remuneration for such work is valid, which is included in the salary they agreed on”.

“If they don’t tear up the contracts, even a mosquito won’t enter the hotels”

At this point, Mr. Pelais made it clear that the extortion will not stop and that if they don’t tear up the contracts, then not even a mosquito, not a tourist, will enter the hotels where this extortion has been. observed. “The fairy tales are over. The world of hospitality and tourism has reached its limits. The mobilizations of last year will be nothing in those to come.”

And he went on to say “on the one hand they are blackmailing to sign contracts to their liking and on the other hand they are complaining about not having staff, highlighting the Gika and the SW to open the way for them to bring slaves from all corners of the earth.”

The main differences between a national sector contract and a local contract

Asked by ‘KS’ regarding what is currently provided for in the Pan-Hellenic Sectoral Labor Agreement and what they are asking hoteliers locally, Mr. Pelais said:

-We offer higher salaries. I mean we offer a minimum wage of 1000 €, when the minimum gross salary in the hotel industry, based on a pan-Hellenic sectoral SES. East 840 €.

– Also, based on the terms of the arbitration award that existed in Corfu in 2009 and 2011, is the local compensation of €15

– 10 days before reuse

– The 11thTHE August should be considered a public holiday

-And other issues related to hours, breaks and working conditions.

Finally, Mr. Pelais explained that what they ask is that the hoteliers come first to the table – first that the hoteliers discuss so as not to have the demands of the workers imposed on them but a civilized bilateral dialogue . “It’s a negotiation proposal, it doesn’t mean that the other party will accept all our demands. But in no case can he come and discuss with us”



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