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The UGT staff mobilizes against the union for the “ridiculous” increase in salaries

Date: October 1, 2023 Time: 14:58:37

The UGT staff will take to the streets in several autonomous communities today to demand that the union unblock the negotiation of its framework collective agreement, the validity of which ended in 2020 and which has been ‘ultra-active’ since then, as reported to Europa Press in sources from the union sections of ugt workers.

Specifically, the union staff will gather today in front of the main UGT headquarters in Andalusia, the Balearic Islands, Madrid, the Basque Country, the Valencian Community, Extremadura and La Rioja, a protest that is added to those already carried out in other regions and that will continue with another mobilization of a more general nature in Madrid in the first days of May.

The UGT workers denounce that the union’s proposal for the agreement supposes a “cut” of the labor rights of the workforce that “would embarrass any trade unionist”, with a “ridiculous” salary offer, lower than the CPI.

Specifically, the union has proposed to its workers a 2.8% salary increase for 2022, exclusively on base salary, and an increase of 2.5% for 2023, percentages in both cases lower than those that UGT is demanding from CEOE in the negotiation of the interconfederal collective bargaining agreement (AENC). However, the sources consulted by Europa Press have indicated that the union’s salary proposal to its workers has improved compared to the initial one, which ranged from 0% to 2%.

Increases of 2.5% for 2023 and 2.8% for 2022

Together with the current proposal for increases of 2.5% (2023) and 2.8% (2022), the union’s leadership proposes a revision clause “of an average percentage of the salary increases that will be obtained in the office and insurance sector” , which the staff considers that it does not have “any economic logic”.

Among the claims of the ‘business side’ of the negotiating committee is also that the term of the agreement ends this year, when almost four months have elapsed, and to eliminate, for new incorporations, the retirement bonus.

In addition, the UGT workers denounce that the union has proposed reducing the amounts for workers with seniority and “imposing” that in all organizations the continuous working day is only two months (July and August), when before freedom to each organism to establish that it would cover a longer time.

In turn, he warned that the union wants to establish a redrafted clause for its own workers with which it is intended that, “unilaterally, the agreement can be agreed to pick up without the need for justification and negotiation.”

“Shameful” proposal for workers

“With these proposals to go back, which would embarrass any trade unionist, it is obvious that the business side does not have the good objective of negotiating on faith, and only intends to lengthen a process whose ultimate goal is to destroy our framework collective agreement,” he criticizes.

The UGT framework agreement affects all workers who provide their services in the union through an employment contract, excluding personnel with political responsibility for having been elected in the political bodies of the organization and the personnel are released, whatever they may be.

Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.

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