Unions attack new redundancy rules in public sector

Spain
Union federations have attacked the introduction of new rules on collective redundancy that will affect 700,000 workers in public administration and around 140,000 workers in companies where the state owns 50% or more of the capital. The unions argue that it will make it much easier to implement large-scale redundancies and that public authorities will be more likely to make arbitrary decisions on cuts that will undermine the provision of public services. They also challenge the government for introducing such a measure when unemployment is at 25% and 117,000 public sector jobs were cut in the last quarter. The unions argue this is another major reasons for workers to support the general strike called for 14 November. [Read more at > FSC-CCOO (ES)->http://www.fsc.ccoo.es/webfsc/menu.do?Inicio:423913] [And at > FSP-UGT (ES)->http://www.fspugt.es/El_Gobierno_da_luz_verde_a_los_EREs_en_las_Administraciones_Pblicas.htm]

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