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.

Spanish: http://prensa.empleo.gob.es/WebPrensa/noticias/laboral/detalle/2701         

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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