Tag: Trade unions

Government and social agents will sign the reform that will extend the retirement age next week
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Government and social agents will sign the reform that will extend the retirement age next week

Although there is still no 'white smoke' nor have all the technical details of the text been closed, employers and unions consider the negotiation of the first leg of the pension reform “practically” closed. A text that includes the formula that will bring the effective retirement age closer to the legal one, which in 2027 will be 67 years. In fact, they consider that if all the remaining details have been resolved, the pact could be signed next week. This is indicated by sources close to the negotiation who, in turn, assure that the text is not completely closed. Slight changes and nuances continue to be introduced, but of a minor nature. The content of the draft bill has already been agreed upon in the Social Dialogue. The document could finish closing this week. The consensus on...
The labor reform breaks a year and a half of social peace: "The Government will have to legislate without a pact"
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The labor reform breaks a year and a half of social peace: "The Government will have to legislate without a pact"

Negotiations for the repeal of the labor reform are advancing. But above all because they are against the clock: the Government has made a commitment with the European Commission to have the 'modernization' of the Spanish labor market on track before the end of the year. The Ministry of Labor transmits good vibes in this regard, however, the social agents are not so clear. In fact, they see it unlikely that there could be an agreement in the Social Dialogue on the matter, which will put an end to a year and a half of social peace between the Executive, employers and unions. In spite of everything, in Work, they insist, there is "positive feelings". This is transmitted by several voices present, precisely, in the negotiation with employers and unions. They ensure that the negotiation...
TAP: Government proposed to the unions a representative of workers in the administration
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TAP: Government proposed to the unions a representative of workers in the administration

The Government proposed to the TAP unions and the election of a workers' representative to the carrier's Board of Directors, he told Lusa Paulo Duarte, of the direction of the Union of Aviation and Airports Workers (Sitava). According to the union leader “There was a meeting today between the secretary of state [Adjunto e das Comunicações, Hugo Mendes] and all TAP unions, including the Workers' Commission. And it was announced that there had been a decision by the Government for a workers' representative to be part of the Board of Directors of TAP ”, he said, confirming the news advanced by Expresso. People were all taken by surprise ”, said, questioning the limited time for choosing a representative, “Until next Thursday”, with a vot...
The expansion of the ERTE is complicated: unions and employers refuse to reward the reactivation of workers
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The expansion of the ERTE is complicated: unions and employers refuse to reward the reactivation of workers

As expected, a stumbling block has arisen so that there is an agreement to extend the temporary employment regulation files (ERTE) by Covid until September 30. Employers and unions reject the proposal of the Government of lower the exemptions of companies that keep workers in ERTE and 'reward' with an increase of the same to those that reactivate employees. This has become the main 'hot spot' of the negotiation since, according to Social Dialogue sources, in the rest of the questions it would be close to the agreement. As this newspaper already said, both José Luis Escrivá and Nadia Calviño, Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migrations and economic vice president of the Executive (respectively), had put on the table that the ERTE that were proposed for this su...
Unions on May 1: “Not a vote for the extreme right, for those who hate us”
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Unions on May 1: “Not a vote for the extreme right, for those who hate us”

About 100,000 workers have taken to the streets throughout Spain this first of May. A day marked by health restrictions due to the pandemic and which has celebrated its closing ceremony in Madrid's Puerta de Sol. A final touch in which Unai Sordo, Secretary General of the CCOO, has asked for the vote for the left in the upcoming elections in Madrid: "Not a vote for the extreme right, for those who hate us, for those who don't love the working class. " The next elections on May 4 have marked part of Deaf's speech. For the leader of the Workers' Commissions, the political tension is not accidental and has to do with the politics of the extreme right: "Classism, xenophobia, machismo and harassment of the adversary are not normal." Sordo has asked the Madrilenians that "hav...