Spain - Strike brings employers in food processing to the table - April 30, 2017

Poultry and rabbit slaughtering and process workers responded to an employer attack on their employment security with a two day national strike on April 11 and 12. Negotiations to renew the national sector collective agreement affecting 24,000 workers represented by the trade unions CC.OO and UGT deadlocked over employer demands for increased and more flexible working hours, the elimination of seniority, the cancellation of two consecutive rest days and a demand for greater flexibility to subcontract and outsource work. The strike action brought the employers back to the bargaining table. The unions return to the bargaining table in a strong position to win improved employment security.

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