July 13, 2024

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Carrefour workers decry “a toxic work environment”: Company puts up posters warning of number of employees on sick leave

Carrefour workers decry “a toxic work environment”: Company puts up posters warning of number of employees on sick leave

If social networks are useful for anything, it should be reporting Unfair business practices And reach a larger number of people. That’s precisely Iren (@lemazain_iren), a profile Hanging posters In the interaction panels of Carrefour facilities showing the number Employees on sick leave In the establishment, under the word “Absentees” and “If you are absent, we will all notice.”

Infopay Spain Contacted the user behind the photos (a Carrefour worker), who clarified that he could not identify the stores where these posters were hung for the safety of workers in these establishments. Madrid, Castellón and Seville.

“This practice has been added to others Constant change of scheduleHe I don’t respect continued Intervals Between days and Failure to comply with maximum working hours ie 9 hours. Holidays and vacations are not even provided. It’s time for us to work and are used Surveillance and enforcement cameras For working people.”, he condemned the media. And he said in his opinion, “Overburdened, overworked and Toxic climate“Contingencies such as anxiety or depression occur in workers, which can lead to sick leave for their workers.

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Posters with the number of people on sick leave at Carrefour (@lemazain_iren en X)

The UGT union itself confirmed to this newspaper The photos are real and displayed in many supermarketsSo they contacted the company and requested a refund They do not break the law – without specifying the names of the absent employees-, Showing them is “morally unethical”.

Infopay Spain He also contacted the supermarket’s press department in Madrid, which said it was not aware of these practices or the published photos and did not want to give its version of events.

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Not working hours Temporary Disability (IT) increased significantly by 2023, according to the data Ministry of Social Security. In the fourth quarter of 2023, 386,688,562 hours of work were lost due to information technology, the second highest number in the historical series. The increase includes an average of 23 hours per employee, up from 22.4 hours in the same period in 2022 and 17 hours in pre-pandemic 2019.

This trend, identified a year ago by unions and employers, was addressed in V Agreement on Employment and Collective Bargaining (AENC). However, sources close to the negotiations say that the necessary legal changes to curb its rise have yet to be introduced.

Unions have requested contracts from the Ministry of Social Security with cooperating mutual societies to carry out diagnostic tests and therapeutic treatments to reduce sick leave due to trauma. However, they emphasized the importance of maintaining the powers of public health services and allowing the worker to choose the place of treatment.

Secretary of State for Social Security and Pensions, Borja Suarez, recognized an increase in sick leave duration due to IT, which was attributed to problems in public health services. According to the UGT, negotiations are continuing with significant disagreements. While unions seek to limit the intervention of mutual insurance companies to specific trauma events, companies are proposing to extend their role to more situations.

Mercadona was condemned for not allowing an employee to transfer to take care of her children: the company hired a detective to monitor her husband.