After the decision of Avianca, which rejected the day before joining the low-cost living air Under conditions approved by the Colombian Transport Authority, some 4,000 indirect workers have been left without income. In the meantime, what will happen to the direct employees adding more than 800 on the payroll? Greetings!,
Regarding them, Avianca announced that it was going to hire this group – the company’s union advisor told La República de Colombia, Carlos Roncancio. However, there is uncertainty about how such a number of workers will be accommodated at Avianca.
He opined that it should be verified that how many can be transferred immediately and how many will have to wait. He added that Viva Air is currently in disintegration and liquidation. Therefore -in Colombia- labor rights are of the first order, “with which the company is bound by law to pay them as a privileged credit, shall await other creditors and in accordance with the payment plan approved by the superintendence,
The union’s advisor said that though the labor loan is to be paid earlier, but the timing is still uncertain, as they may take the middle as per the processes that are going on. two and five years.
In this sense, the Advisor said that the activists of Viva and Sangh organizations should start an analysis process, “From there will come legal options that they have to protect their rights,
He pointed out that indirect workers can also review the way they can file legal claims (lawsuits) to protect their rights.
He also clarified that the actions that the employees can count on are directed against the institutions that were in charge of the integration decision and that the delay caused the company to lose more and more assets and eventually lose hope of recovery.
,Greetings! It was complying with the payment of a basic amount to the workers, but it is pending payment of legal, customary benefits”, as he explained.
,It is necessary to see what position is taken in front of these rights. All of these liabilities go into the liquidation process if Viva doesn’t pay and starts this process. Workers will have to participate to claim their labor rights, but they will have to consult lawyers, these are the costs they will have to bear“, he pointed.