This Friday the negotiations of the collective agreements for department stores have begun through the constitution of a new table, after the expiration of the previous agreement that ended on December 31. The new agreements must be promulgated in a context marked by the war in Ukraine and the rise in prices, due to the latest increases in inflation.
These agreements, which will affect companies such as El Corte Inglés, Carrefour, Alcampo, Apple, Ikea, Fnac, Media Markt, Costco, Norauto, Leroy Merlin and Obramart, among others, will mean the largest wage negotiation for workers in Spain, promulgating the achievement of an objective that would benefit a large part of the employees.
Specifically, the new agreement will be negotiated by a social table in which the Fetico Independent Trade Union Confederation, as the majority union with 55% of the representation and seven members at the table, will lead this negotiation, as reported by the union. In addition, the social part will also have the presence of two members of CCOO, two from Fasga, one from UGT, one from ELA, one from LAB and another from CIG. The negotiation meetings will begin on February 3.
The Secretary General of the Independent Trade Union Confederation, Antonio Pérez, has indicated that “This negotiation will focus on the salary increase and the compensation of the CPI, our proposal includes an increase of 18% plus a single payment of 4.5% in this year 2023 “.
Fetico will propose a wage increase in four years for the more than 230,000 workers in department stores with a view to the 2023-2026 agreement, which begins to be negotiated with the National Association of Large Distribution Companies (Anged), in a context marked by the rise Of the prices.
Specifically, the union will propose to the employer a salary increase of 18% in four years, at a rate of 4,225% per year, to which is added a reduction in the working day to 1,758 hours, compared to the current 1,770, a single payment to Signing of an agreement for a non-consolidable amount of 4.5% and a reduction of holidays and Sundays to work to 25% (free 75%).
These measures would mean a great improvement, until the salary is 21,702.88 euros for the professional group of technicians in 2026, 19,910.88 euros for coordinators, 18,266.89 euros for professionals and 17,734.84 euros for the room. Likewise, according to Fetico, the value of the work hour increases as the annual working day decreases, assuming an hourly increase of 18.81% compared to 2022.