Spain -Statistics on collective bargaining published -November 10, 2015

A Collective Bargaining Survey reveals that the number of collective agreements registered has increased to 1.971 (37.6% higher than last year). The collective bargaining coverage increased to 5.58 million workers, 29% more than in October 2014. Therefore, collective agreements apply to 795,637 undertakings, an increase of 28.9%. From the total of registered applicable collective agreements 72.8% are company level agreements, applying to 6.1% of the total number of workers. The other 27.2% corresponds to higher bargaining levels and cover 93.9% of employees (5.2 million). In 2015, there have been 1269 deviations of the applicability of pre-existing agreements, most of them after agreement between the company management and the employees’ representatives. Until October 2015, the average wages increase has been 0.75%. The average working time amounts to 1,758.3 hours per year per worker.


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