Unfreezing of pay is only a start for trade unions

Spain Spain
The government has confirmed that public sector pay will rise by 1% in 2016 but this, for the unions, is only one step in a list of measures they want to see to reverse the impact of austerity. Firstly, there is still a question of re-establishing proper collective bargaining and not having unilateral decisions from the government. Then come a number of important pay and conditions questions relating to loss of purchasing power since 2010, loss of the additional payment in 2012, repayment of which is not guaranteed for all public sector workers and further the question of a return to the 35-hour week. In terms of employment, the government has announced that more departments will move back to a 100% replacement rate, including social services, the prisons and labour market staff.
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And at > FSP-UGT (ES)

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