Imbisa, a subsidiary of the Bank of Spain that manages its ticket factory, has been sanctioned with 3.125 euros by the General Labor Directorate of the Community of Madrid. The company is accused of legal fraud in the hiring of 146 workers.
The company, whose first shareholder is Banco de España and is also owned by the National Currency and Stamp Factory, has filed an appeal against the sanction. The case goes back to the month of February, when a sanctioning file was opened to the subsidiary. Said file culminated in sanction of more than 6,000 euros that, after a first resource of Imbisa, has been reduced to the current 3,125 euros.
CCOO considers that it is a "ridiculous" sanction, even though it means recognizing that there was legal fraud at Imbisa. The union criticizes the company has announced a "bleeding and dangerous" resource and seeks "impunity." "It intends to remain unpunished for the violation committed," he stressed in a statement.
The sanction document now used by the company, the regional general directorate, assures that Imbisa has not presented "credible" evidence to distort the facts "that were directly and personally verified" by the Labor and Social Security inspector. Despite this, the agency decided to lower the sanction.
In February, said inspection opened a sanctioning file to the company for an excess of temporary work in its workforce. Specifically, according to the CCOO figure, temporality exceeds 20%, which is "well above what is contemplated in the agreements for the public sector".
The company was created in 2015 and the Bank of Spain subcontracted the production of coins and banknotes. Since then, according to the union, the management of the subsidiary has been focused on minimizing costs and precarizing employment, "deteriorating working conditions."