Bankers’ Union protests against layoffs and closure of branches in Feira de Santana – Acorda Cidade

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Published on 16/10/2020 12h29.

Bradesco on Avenida Senhor dos Passos (formerly HSBC) will close, as will Itaú’s smaller branch on Rua Conselheiro Franco.

Photo: Ed Santos / City Wake Up (Archive)

Rachel Pinto

The Feira de Santana Bank Workers Union, in support of the National Day of Fight against layoffs in private banks that was celebrated yesterday (15), is also speaking out against the closing of branches in the city, as well as the poor service that is being offered to customers due to the reduction of bank employees in their jobs.

Sandra Freitas, president of the institution, informed Acorda Cidade that the banks Santander, Itaú and Bradesco profited only in the first half of 2020, 20 billion reais and even with so many profits lay off employees. In addition, she stressed that to make matters worse, Banco Bradesco and Banco Santander ended up with the cash function inside the branches.

Photo: Paulo José / Wake Up City

“The closure of branches that will reflect more layoffs and worsen service. Bradesco on Avenida Senhor dos Passos (formerly HSBC) will close, as will Itaú’s smaller branch on Rua Conselheiro Franco. In 15 days, until yesterday, Bradesco dismissed 10 employees and Santander from June until now has already dismissed 8. Itaú has already dismissed 2 employees and so we have 20 bank employees less than just the private chain in Feira de Santana ”, he said.

The union leader noted that at the beginning of the year, Banco do Brasil, Caixa Econômica Federal and Banco do Nordeste made their voluntary dismissal plans and there was a reduction of approximately 30 bank employees.

“This means that almost 10% of the category was reduced this year, around 50 bank employees have already been eliminated from jobs, only in Feira de Santana. This is reflected in the long lines at the agencies ”, he commented.

According to Sandra Freitas, customers can report poor service to bank branches by calling 145, from the Central Bank.

With information from reporter Paulo José do Acorda Cidade.



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