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He Government permitted this Tuesday the venture of Sustainable Mobility Lawwhose parliamentary processing declined as a result of early elections, which might pressure firms to have a mobility plan inside two years to ensure that employees have sustainable methods to get to their office, reminiscent of public transportation or – if there may be none – collective transportation options (buses) or the choice to telework.

According to the textual content of the draft regulation that’s used as a foundation on this event – 132 pages lengthy and which has already been submitted to a public listening to – “companies will have a term of two years to establish a sustainable mobility plan to work for the centers in which there are more than 500 workers or 250 per shift“. This plan should be negotiated with the employees' representatives or, of their absence, with a negotiating fee constituted to this with essentially the most consultant unions within the sector, and should embody “sustainable mobility solutions that contemplate, for example, the promotion of active mobility, collective transport, zero-emission mobilitymobility solutions both shared as collaborative, the telecommuting in cases where it is possible, among others”.

“As new, it must be understood because it is incorporated into this law, but The existence of these plans is nothing new. Companies of this size have already been making sustainable mobility plans for a long time, out of convenience. For example, Renault in Valladolid saves 700,000 euros in it Economic Activities Tax for having a plan of this type, because many municipal ordinances contemplate bonuses for having this type of plans,” defended Puente, former mayor of that metropolis.

From now on, these plans shall be necessary and shall be formulated within the discipline of collective bargaining; the Government create a file -similar to that of equality plans- in order that firms current their already agreed plans. “The Green Collective Negotiation is incorporated for the first time into our legal system and constitutes a new area for the development of collective bargaining,” the Ministry of Labor it's a press release.

The Minister of Transport and Mobility, scar Puente, essential particular person chargeable for the usual, has defined that its approval is linked to the Recovery Plan and it’s, subsequently, a milestone to fulfill to proceed receiving disbursements from European funds. The targets pursued, he mentioned, are financial – since mobility accounts for 3% of household spending and accounts for five% of GDP -, social and sustainability – since 27% of whole emissions greenhouse gases come from transport, above the European common.

Tolls in cities

The customary additionally contemplates incentives to advertise the transport of products by rail to the detriment of highway transport, which is far more polluting. “We want to put more goods on the train and off the road. In our country we have the lowest freight rate in the EU in it railwayof the 4% compared to the 10% average in the EU, a gap that we have to close,” mentioned Puente, who specified that these incentives is not going to embody the inclusion of tolls on account of highway use, as had initially been proposed.

“I want to remember that the pay per use mechanism Even its study was eliminated and the mention of its financing was removed when the standard was sent to Parliament. Since what is being sent now is the same, It does not appear in the law. Payment per use is not contemplated in the law, if it were to be included it would have to be via amendments. It does not appear because it was agreed with the Commission to eliminate this payment-per-use figure in exchange for three premises: develop railway highways where there is business demand, freight rate bonuses for five years and an incentive support program to change the road-rail modal system,” he assured.

This potential inclusion of tolls has been the reason for controversy on a number of events, because it was initially contemplated – the director of the General Directorate of Traffic himself admitted that it will be permitted on the request of Brussels – however lastly the Government negotiated with the Commission take away this measure of the dedicated milestones.

Although there shall be no nationwide tolls, the regulation is “allows municipalities to set tolls within urban municipalities. The law enables but does not obligate“Puente acknowledged, “it will be the municipalities that decide whether or not to implement a toll system.”