The meeting between union representatives and Finance concluded without any agreement for pay rise
The meeting between trade union representatives of public employees and ministry of Finance held this Thursday to try to reach an agreement on pay rise of staff ended without agreement.
- Finance prepares a rise in fixed and variable for officials
- Treasury will negotiate with unions to link to GDP, wage increases for officials
- The Government negotiates last Budget of legislature
- The Government uses 35-hour week for staff members andalusians
The three unions involved in meeting (UGT, CC OO and CSIF) threatened with mobilizations if public employees do not recover purchasing power lost during crisis. The positions are remote. The secretary of State of Public Function, Elena Collado, offers a rise of less than 2% per annum for period 2018-2020, according to unions. A proposal to be insufficient for union representatives who hope to start a commitment for increase of payroll of officials allow m to recover, at least, cut of 5% that suffered in 2010. That would force Executive to raise salary about 3% per annum for CPI do not eat improvement, and to ensure that gain of purchasing capacity.
The three union representatives Miguel Clears (CSIF), Frederic Monell (UGT) and Antonio Cabrera (CC OO) have expressed ir disappointment to output of meeting. Found that re is a lot of distance in aspect of remuneration, central core of negotiation in which also discussed or aspects. Between m recovery of day of 35 hours. The unions want to get Treasury to allow to authorities which decide to establish day of 35 hours. Last summer Treasury appealed to Constitutional decision of Board of Andalusia to secure 35-hour working week. Or authorities such as Extremadura, Castilla-La Mancha, Castile and León, Basque Country and Madrid city Council have set this day for ir officials. The treasury is open to study claim of unions but only agree to a gradual implementation and by sector.
Anor point of negotiation is elimination of restocking fee —substitutions for every low—. In this issue re is more chance of agreement, as supported by unions.
But negotiation is journalled in covenant of wages, where trade unions are pessimistic. Monell (UGT) said Thursday after meeting: "I Cannot be optimistic. It is evident that if re is no margin for recovery of purchasing power, mobilization is one of tools that we use. But re are still meetings." For his part, representative of CC OO, Antonio Cabrera, said: "re May be a partial agreement, but it is very difficult a global agreement and we want a global agreement. If re is not a specific response to recovery in purchasing power we will launch a mobilization campaign from 15th of October and we do not rule out strike in public function".
Michael Cleared (CSIF) said: "We are quite far away and also does not rule out mobilization". And he added: " Treasury has not yet made a firm offer. If Government wants an agreement must make an effort similar to effort that is demanded of public employees in crisis".