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La Poste: a bonus paid to employees who worked during confinement went badly


Sud PTT denounces the too large number of excluded employees because they are absent due to illness, childcare or whose contract ends before its payment in August.

La Poste wants to reward its employees. This Thursday, the management indicated to its staff that all those who worked from March 16 to May 31, 2020 would receive a bonus of up to 300 euros. A gift intended for " the 120,000 postal workers mobilized in the field during the health crisis ," says France Info, which revealed the information.

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"This bonus is intended for all postal workers who worked during the crisis in an operational manner, whatever the branch, alternating with CDI but also temporary workers," explains management at Le Figaro . Being able to go up to 300 euros, "it is calculated according to the time of presence during the weeks of confinement" , she specifies.

This is where the problem lies. The South PTT union indeed denounces the too large number of employees ineligible for this bonus. In fact, everyone who has stopped working due to illness or child care will not touch her. Likewise for those who left the company before August, the date on which it will be paid, even if they worked during the confinement, points Eddy Talbot, member of the federal office of the South PTT: "All those who are no longer part of the company because their contract has ended or because they have retired before meantime will have nothing whatever their time of presence between March and May ” , explains- he. "We used CDDs and temporary workers in conditions where security was not always guaranteed, there were managerial pressures including during withdrawal rights, we do not renew their contracts and in addition, they do not have no right to the premium, "he sums up.

Too low an amount

Another eligibility criterion makes the union cringe: the employees concerned must have worked at least six weeks to receive the minimum bonus. "So if you've worked five weeks, it's zero," says Eddy Talbo. Too many employees excluded and an amount too low, adds the union which had asked management for the payment of a bonus of 1,000 euros, as had prompted him to do so, Bruno Le Maire, last March. The Minister of the Economy had invited companies to pay a premium of 1000 euros tax-exempt and unbundled to their employees going to their place of work.

If the Post refuses to comment on the criticisms of the unions and confirms that the payment of the premium is conditional on the presence of the employees during confinement, it nevertheless wishes to emphasize that the employees who have ceased their activity due to illness or guard duty. children received their full wages during the time of their absence.

Source: lefigaro

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