The Ministry of Labor and Social Economy and the unions have reached a pre-agreement to carry out the Statute of people in non-labor practical training in the field of the company, known as the Scholarship Statute, without the support of the Spanish Confederation of Organizations. Entrepreneurial ions (CEOE).
However, “some fringes are still missing” to close the text and that the Executive can approve the Scholarship Statute as a royal decree in the Council of Ministers, according to what CCOO sources have informed Europa Press. For its part, UGT has highlighted that, after more than a year of negotiation, the text of the Scholarship Statute “is about to be completed”, so the agreement “is imminent”.
The CEOE is “contrary” to this agreement
The text, according to the UGT, will include “a large part” of the union demands, such as the clear definition of the practices to avoid fraud, the compensation of expenses or the establishment of an effectively dissuasive sanctioning regime. On the contrary, the position of the CEOE is “contrary” to this agreement, first of all “because of the form”, since it considers that “the approval of this norm is not appropriate in a period of dissolution of the Chambers nor is the urgent and extraordinary need”.
Secondly, the employers do not support this agreement “by substance” since they believe that “it limits the number of hours so much and increases the bureaucracy so much that it will harm the practical training of the students, something essential to guarantee their employability and to build bridges between Theoretical training and the world of work”. “In addition, there are discrepancies between the regulation of this standard and the recently approved university regulations, with which the risk of incurring sanctions due to lack of legal certainty is high,” warned the CEOE.