The leaders of CCOO and UGT, Unai Sordo and Pepe Álvarez announced on Tuesday that they will be mobilized on February 8 in a "great trade union act" in Madrid to force the Spanish government to repeal certain aspects of the labor reform of 2012. " It is time to specify, to implement measures for equality, to recover rights and salaries, "said the two union leaders, who have urged the executive of Pedro Sánchez to" move the file. "
The unions want the Spanish government "bring to the BOE" those reforms in which the two sides have already agreed "even if CEOE is not there." This large assembly will mobilize more than 10,000 trade unionists and will be the first part of a series of protests that will culminate with a two-hour work term for all workers on March 8, International Women's Day, "in a day of feminist struggle from a labor dimension ".
Both leaders have recalled the agreement on collective bargaining signed last year with employers to raise wages up to 3% and set the minimum wage in an agreement at 14,000 euros per year. Added to this is the conversations that have been with the State for months to modify some of the aspects of the latest labor reform.
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In these negotiations the Ministry of Labor and the unions reached a pre-agreement to restore the ultrastructure of collective bargaining agreements and the prevalence of the sectoral agreement on the company. This principle of agreement also included the recovery of the subsidy for over 52 years and the limitation to the subcontracting, since multiservice companies had to adopt the sectoral agreement or of the main company.
"We do not want the government [d’Espanya] grant the CEOE the right to veto, "said Sordo. In this way, he affirmed that if the employer does not want to subscribe to it he has all the right, "he is legitimate, but can not say that it has been excluded" from the negotiation. The leader of CCOO has asked the Spanish government to present a decree law that comes into effect immediately and that the Congress is then valid.
In this scenario, Álvarez assured that the unions are prepared to "work and pressure the groups" that are in agreement with these proposals and that they supported the motion of censure to Mariano Rajoy. "We will not accept arguments using others as an excuse," said the leader of the UGT.