Spain - Statement on social dialogue - October 31, 2016

The minister of Employment and Social Security, the general secretaries of the trade unions CCOO and UGT and the presidents of the employers’ Associations CEOE and CEPYME met at the Ministry to advance on dialogue social. They analysed the situation raised by recent rulings of the EU Court of Justice regarding temporary workers and its impact on labour law. In order to provide legal certainty for companies and strengthen the stability of workers, they agreed to establish a group of experts that will issue a report on a proposal for an agreed tripartite reform. The government and the social partners also analysed the situation of long-term unemployed and the impact and possible renewal of the Activation Program for Employment. Besides, they confirmed their commitment to find an agreement on a reform of the pension system to try to assure its sustainability.

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