Spain -The part-time and temporary plague -June 26, 2015

None of these temporary workers can make any plans, go on vacation, get sick, take out a mortgage or even think about accumulating enough Social Security contributions to have an adequate pension when they retire.

El Pais documents the destiny of today’s workforce. Hundreds of thousands of people walk in and out of the Social Security offices on a daily basis. A quarter of the contracts that have been signed so far in 2015 (1,333,837 out of 5,476,901) are for less than a week’s work. Only 7.9 percent of contracts signed in May were permanent. None of these temporary workers can make any plans, go on vacation, get sick, take out a mortgage or even think about accumulating enough Social Security contributions to have an adequate pension when they retire.

English: http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/06/25/inenglish …   

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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