Spain -Regional governments tear up agreement on union officials -September 14, 2011

The regional government of Valencia has told the CCOO confederation that it will no longer honour an agreement to give trade union representatives full time off to carry out their duties. This will affect 197 trade union officials across the public services in the region – education, health, administration and justice. The regional authority claims this is a necessary cost-cutting measure while the CCOO argues that this is a direct attack on the trade union, aimed at undermining its ability to represent and negotiate for its members. A similar proposal will be put to the regional council for the Balearic Islands. The regional authority claims that its actions are within the law as the main legislation regulating relations with trade unions allows such measures in extreme economic circumstances.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/437

Spanish: http://www.fsc.ccoo.es/webfsc/menu.do?Actualidad:Federal ...  

http://www.publico.es/dinero/396171/baleares-elimina-los-liberados-institucionales …  

 

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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