Spain - Paperworkers start up national strike action - February 23, 2011

On 23 February paperworkers across the country, belonging to the two major trade union confederations, began strike action in frustration to futile year-long bargaining that has left them without a pay increase in 2010. They have announced to repeat their 24-hour action on 3 March. The bargaining between the FIA-UGT and FSC-CCOO unions and the employers’ grouping, Aspapel, regards the 2010-2012 national sectoral agreement and covers 17,500 workers at some 120 mills and plants. The dispute is not just over salaries, but also over adverse salary structures that employers are trying to impose that will prove detrimental to workers in the long term and over Aspapel’s aggressive methods to liberalise work rules.

English: http://www.icem.org/en/19-Pulp-Paper/4264-Pledge-Support ...

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.


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