The Government accelerates to agree on the discount of the working day “before the holidays” | EUROtoday

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The Government steps on the accelerator to succeed in an settlement as quickly as potential to cut back working hours beginning this 12 months. The bipartite negotiations to chop it from 40 to 37.5 hours per week from 2025 have been terminated and might be changed any longer by weekly three-way conferences, led by the Ministry of Labor, with the clear goal of reaching an settlement ideally “before the summer holidays” and that permits minimize the day to 38.5 hours this 12 months.

This was introduced this afternoon by the Secretary of State for LaborJoaqun Prez-Reyon the finish of a gathering with unions and employers, to whom he has promised ship a textual content instantly in order that they will include an evaluation to the following assembly, scheduled for Monday the twenty fourth at 12 midday.

“This meeting has been useful to mark the times: now cruising speed starts. The board will meet weekly until we can reach an agreement with all social agents. Until now we did not want to influence the bipartite negotiation with texts, but once that table does not seem to bear more fruit We are going to incorporate a text into the negotiation that will have these wicks: a reduction to 37.5 hours in 2025, previously reached an intermediate degree in 2024. This reduction will be accompanied by a substantial improvement of time registration through its complete digitalization and interoperability for the Labor Inspection,” he specified.

The Secretary of State has admitted that the Government has ready its proposal for a very long time, because it has “a superlative interest to close it as soon as possible”.

Although Prez-Rey didn’t need set a time restricthas indicated that he hopes to have an settlement earlier than the summer season holidays, one thing that the unions see as sophisticated: “I am not going to set a deadline because the appropriate thing is not to subject anyone to the Achilles heel of time, but I will tell you that the Government has a superlative interest in closing this as soon as possible and we are going to do it based on effort and work, and all the meetings that are necessary to send the reduction of the working day to the Cortes as soon as possible. “I might mislead you if I instructed you that I don't count on to get it earlier than the vacations.”he has pointed out, and he trusts that the CEOE is part of the agreementdespite the fact that the employers are in favor of making the deadlines more flexible.

The table also opens to talk about overtimealthough the Government “firmly” rules out exchanging ordinary working hours for extraordinary ones.

For the unionsa improvement of time registration It's a condition sine qua non to sit down to negotiate: “We should do one thing in order that the time file is dependable and successfully displays the actual hours of labor that folks do. It is neither admissible nor tolerable that there be greater than 6 million additional time hours which might be neither recorded, paid, nor quoted. If it isn’t corrected, there isn’t a room for any negotiations,” he assured. Fernando LujnDeputy Secretary General of Trade Union Policy UGTwhich aspires to lower the working day beyond 37.5 hours per week and pressures the employers to decide now “in the event that they need to be there” and what they should take part within the settlement.