On February 4, Thierry Desanois met 10 elected members of the Staff Board of the Bank of Lithuania. The Staff Board have shown a great interest on joining to a European Committee as the SCECBU. They also see the neeed to attend the ESCB Social Dialogue meetings at Frankfurt.
A presentation on SCECBU's history, as well as on trade unionism inside national central banks was made. The ESCB was also described to the staff board which was followed by an open discussion on the different national central bank cultures, Works councils, Social Dialogue and the different topics wich can be discussed in a collective agreement.
On February 5, Thierry Desanois met with Ms Stasė Stričkaité and Mr Aleksejus Tonkich respectively the President and the Vice President of the Staff Board as well as with Mr. Audrius Misevičius, the HR member in charge of the Social Dialogue in the Bank of Lithuania.
The discussion was very open and mainly focused on the need for a social dialogue of quality at national level. The Staff Board members are at the very first stage of the process and the SCECBU expect they will succeed soon in the discussions with the Bank on collective agreements. The SCECBU also hopes that the discussions held on first day of the visit
with the Staff Board and the Bank will be helpful for our colleagues in Lithuania.