Unions mobilise in tax agency

Spain

The FSC-CCOO, UGT-SP and other public service trade unions are planning a rally on 8 May in Madrid in front of the General Directorate of the AEAT tax agency. They are calling on the management to negotiate labour and salary improvements and will extend mobilisations nationwide if the agency continues to block negotiations on career development and a new collective agreement. The last collective agreement ran from 2006 and expired 18 months ago. The AEAT management has frozen collective bargaining for six years but used its discretion to raise salaries but only for the highest paid. The unions also want to negotiate the development of teleworking and the pay and conditions for workers providing the telephone service. Further demands relate to a fair distribution of productivity payments and improvements to the working conditions of customs surveillance workers, including classifying it as a risky profession.

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