Federations angry at further year of pay freeze

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Public service federations FSC-CCOO and FSP-UGT have criticised the government for announcing a further public sector pay freeze for 2015, making it five years since the last pay increase. The unions have attacked the government for failing to undertake and real bargaining over pay. The government has made a small concession on paying back part of the Christmas bonus that it denied workers in 2012 but this is only implementing a series of court rulings that went against the government in 2013 and 2014. The government has also announced a relaxation of the rule that only one in 10 workers who leave should be replaced. However, while this change is to be welcomed in areas like health, education and services dealing with tax fraud, most other parts of the pubic administration won't be affected.
Read more at > FSC-CCOO (ES)
And at > FSP-UGT (ES)

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