Banco Santander has communicated this Friday that from now on its branches will only open on Mondays and Thursdays as a measure against coronavirus. This has been reported by the CEO in Spain, Rami Aboukhair, according to the Workers Commissions.
"The extraordinary nature of the situation that this pandemic is causing, makes us have to managing this situation day by day, and requires extraordinary measures that will be adapted to changing circumstances, so the collaboration of all is vital, "explains the entity in the statement.
The finance company had previously approved keep only 25% of the offices open and therefore it will be in these that the hour reduction is applied.
The union appreciates the express support of the management to the staff, as well as taking measures that minimize its presence on the street. without adopting any of those contained in the Royal Decree as it could have been the resource of an ERTE.
The company has been working since this week to "temporarily relocate the service it provides to its clients so that the staff of the offices that will temporarily cease to be open to the public will reinforce the teams of the other branches to allow their rotation, or they will go on to serve their clients through remote channels from their homes. "
The partial closure is added to other measures such as increasing office cleaning, specifying office staff, flexibility in objectives, or changing customer service hours in the morning.