The Lisbon Court of Appeal ordered the EDP to pay the salary difference to the worker in a pre-retirement state from January 1, 2017 until his retirement, in an amount exceeding 29 thousand euros.
Dated July 7, the ruling – obtained by Lusa on Saturday – confirmed the ruling of the Lisbon Judicial Court, on January 27, 2022, convicting EDP – Gestão de Produção de Energia for carrying out a pre-retirement benefit update for authors “on the basis of percentages generated by collective bargaining with Trade unions that granted the EDP Group Collective Labor Agreement”.
In a question about workers who joined the M60 – a pre-retirement program for the company’s top management that, according to the EDP, covered 50 people. Several workers appealed to the courts, and the company was lost.
In this January 2022 ruling, the EDP was also ordered to pay a pre-retirement cash benefit update to two other workers in two cases that could not be appealed to the court, given that they involved sums of less than five thousand euros. Relationship.
Entered in October 2019, with a petition of around €7,800, the process now scheduled has been successively postponed due to the pandemic. In January of this year, the first instance judge waived the ruling and ruled on the basis of the items in the case file (i.e. previous similar cases), and the EDP’s conviction.
The company has appealed, but has now seen the ruling of the Court of First Instance, which was confirmed by the Lisbon Court of Appeal.
This is one of several court decisions in similar cases brought by EDP workers, who have deplored the company’s failure to comply with the annual update of benefits set out in signed pre-retirement agreements.
Another trial is scheduled for next September, for the same reasons, and it has already been postponed four times since 2020 and is now distributed to another judge.
“Writer. Analyst. Avid travel maven. Devoted twitter guru. Unapologetic pop culture expert. General zombie enthusiast.”