European court rules against repeat temporary contracts

Spain Spain

(September 2016) The European Court of Justice has issed an important ruling against the use of repeated temporary contracts where it is evident that there is a need for permanent employment. The case involved a nurse at the University Hospital of Madrid whose fixed-term contract was renewed seven times between 2009 and 2013. In response to the case public sector trade union federations in Spain are calling for immediate negotiations with the government to tackle the widespread problem of precarious work. 


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