Spain -Madrid home helps call strike -March 20, 2015

Trade unions are outraged by the minute wage increase offer, and have announced an indefinite strike.

Trade unions representing 10,000 home helps in the Madrid region have called a strike for 6 April. The sector’s employers’ organisation ASEMAD and trade unions have been negotiating a collective agreement for the helps, who provide care to around 50,000 homes. On 17 March, ASEMAD made its final offer including a pay and seniority freeze for 2015, a 0.3% increase in 2016 and an increase of the working week by half an hour. Trade unions are outraged by the offer, which falls even short of the national employers’ proposal of 0.9%, and have announced the start of an indefinite strike.

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