Spain - Agreement on private healthcare sector in Catalonia - November 30, 2016

Trade union UGT, after many months of negotiation, has signed the IX Collective Agreement on private health sector of Catalonia (2016 to 2017). The agreement affects some 12,000 workers throughout Catalonia. It includes a 2.5% increase of the salary, with retroactivity since August 2016. As of 1 January 2018, pay tables will already have a 0.5% increase. This 3% total raise will be the starting point for the negotiation of the next collective agreement. Another important aspect of the agreement is the implementation of a flexible and comprehensive permit (an annual day) for all shifts.

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