Spain -Unions criticize government’s budget deficit proposals -August 25, 2011

The UGT and CCOO union confederations have attacked the government for proposing a change in the constitution that would restrict any government’s ability to run a budget deficit of more than 4% of GDP. The UGT argues that this is a mistaken priority and that the government should focus on the need to create jobs and respond to the proposals drawn up by both the UGT and CCOO confederations. FSC-CCOO, the public service federation of CCOO, opposes the measures highlighting in particular the risk of the government looking for more outsourcing and flexibility in order to stick within the spending limit, with serious implications for public sector workers’ pay and employment conditions (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 4 May and June 2011).


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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) You may find further information on the ETUI at, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.


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