The public service federations of the CCOO confederation have called on the government to confirm the pay increase for 2020 as agreed and to undertake major negotiations over a range of issues including the re-establishment of rights and benefits frozen or removed as a result of austerity measures. The federations underline the need to stabilise employment and tackle the excessive levels of temporary work. They also say that long-standing issues relating to public employment, job classification, career development and equality need to be addressed.
Public service federations want government action on pay and conditions
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Nov. 09, 2017 The FeSP-UGT and CCOO federations in the public sector have come together to launch a campaign to get the government to negotiate over employment in the public sector and to adjust the budget for 2018 to begin to tackle the staffing crisis. The unions point out that not only have 350000 public sector jobs been cut since 2010 but the problem is being compounded by an ageing workforce. In social security, for example, around 48% of staff are set to retire over the next 10 years. The unions also want to ensure implementation of the agreement signed earlier this year to reduce the number of temporary contracts across the public sector.
Mar. 19, 2018 The FSC-CCOO and FeSP-UGT public sector federations have negotiated a deal with the government which will mean gradual restoration of purchasing power and other rights lost during the years of austerity. Over the next three years salaries will increase by at least 6.12% but this could rise to 8.79% if certain economic and deficit targets are met. There is also a commitment to get temporary employment down from 24% to 8% of the workfoce. Restrictions on recruitment will be loosened with certain priority areas now able to replace all workers who leave. The deal also confirms the return to collective bargaining and among other measures the possibility to negotiate on working hours with a view, where appropriate, to return to a 35-hour week.
Sep. 25, 2015 The public services federation FSP-UGT has launched a campaign to re-establish the 35-hour week across the public sector and win back other rights lost a result of austerity policies. The union believes that in the context of economic and political changes it is a good time to try to win back lost rights and negotiate improvements for public sector workers who have seen four years of pay freezes and a loss of more than 9% in purchasing power. Meanwhile the FSC-CCOO federation has attacked the government for failing to begin a process of collective bargaining to negotiate over lost rights to pay and conditions. Furthermore, the union argues that the government is refusing to acknowledge all the cuts imposed on public sector workers.Read more at > FSP-UGT (ES)And at > FSC-CCOO (ES)