3.2.1. Collective agreement and employee
representation
The extra-statutory Collective Agreement that regulates
the labour relations between the different BME group
companies (except for the Barcelona and Bilbao stock
exchanges) and their employees in 2012.
This extra-statutory Collective Agreement applies to
86.85% of BME Group employees, while the remaining
13.15%, comprising employees of the Barcelona and
Bilbao stock exchanges, adhere to the respective
collective agreements of the Barcelona Stock Exchange
governing company and the collective agreement of the
Bilbao Stock Exchange governing company respectively,
the clauses of which are harmonised with the content
of the aforementioned extra-statutory Collective Agree-
ment, applicable to the rest of the BME companies.
In this respect, all references to employee social benefits,
rights and obligations are those pertaining to the ex-
tra-statutory Collective Agreement.
BME employees, main asset of the company.
Employees covered by collective agreements.
2010
2011
2012
Percentage of employees covered by collective agreements
100%
100%
100%
BME extra-statutory agreement
627
632
634
Sociedad Rectora de la Bolsa de Valores de Barcelona collective
agreement
57
56
57
Sociedad Rectora de la Bolsa de Valores de Bilbao collective agreement
38
38
39
Trade union workers’ representation bodies provide a
constant channel of dialogue between the company and
its employees, not only for collective bargaining but also
to resolve any potential conflicts. In addition, employees
participate in the technical committees deriving from
the Collective Labour Agreement, representing 100% of
staff.
BME guarantees all of its employees the right to form
trade unions for the defence and promotion of their eco-
nomic and social interests.
As stipulated in this legislation, BME shall informworkers’
representatives of the job situation and structure in the
various work centres, and of any decisions taken by BME
that could lead to significant changes in the organisation
of work or work contracts.
No disputes occurred in 2012.
53
BME employees
2
3
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