PS asks for explanations of "possible abuses" against Pingo Doce worker

in News · 01-03-2020 10:00:00 · 0 Comments

The Socialist Party parliamentary group questioned the Government about the "possible abuses" against a worker from Pingo Doce de Avintes, in Vila Nova de Gaia, in a question addressed to the Minister of Labour, Solidarity and Security Social.

In the application, which was submitted to the Assembly of the Republic, the socialist bench said it was aware of "possible abuses committed against a worker" in that store, "through a complaint by the Union of Workers of Commerce, Offices and Services of Portugal (CESP)”.

According to a note published on that union's website, the worker was forced, for three days, "to remain at the entrance to the store, almost always standing and without any assigned role".

According to the application, whose first subscriber is socialist deputy Eduardo Barroco de Melo, official source of Pingo Doce, he claimed that the worker did so on “free initiative, as she was preventively suspended from her duties following a disciplinary process, the motivation of which has not been revealed”.

However, it is read, CESP claimed that "the placement of the worker without functions is due to retaliation for the fact that she has rejected the termination of the contract".

"This situation, if confirmed, constitutes a violation of several provisions of the Labour Code, deserving clarifications that lead to its complete clarification", maintained the Socialist bench.

The deputies want to know if the Working Conditions Authority has received any complaints related to this situation and, if it has received, its veracity has been confirmed.

The PS also questions whether, having verified the veracity of the situation, what punishments the company, of the Jerónimo Martins Group, incurs and how it will be possible to avoid such situations in the future.

CESP has already made it known that it is in solidarity with the situation of this worker, condemning "the abuse of the store manager", a behaviour that, according to union members, "agrees with the company".


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