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The Government put this Tuesday on the table its proposal on the future of the FATE of force majeure by erecting on the spot a large dust-up. The document included an extension until September 30 of this scheme that collided head on with the claim of the employers-and which also coincided with the trade unions – to lead them to the end of the year. Once known the conditions, the tripartite met in the afternoon to continue modeling the document, with the intention of seeking an agreement such as that provided for the previous extension. And finally there was.
Since the Government is trying to breathe air at the negotiation ensuring that the document was not “final” while the environment it was more pessimistic in the environment of the entrepreneur os, highlighting the “deception” that had led to the proposal. The plans of the Executive passed by to bring the document today to the Council of Ministers and do so, as was said by the minister Yolanda Diaz in Congress, with “the seal of the house”, referring to the social dialogue.
So, after more than four hours of meeting, the meeting ended without consensus among the parties and the Government chose not to approve the rule unilaterally. From the Executive to ensure that there has been progress and hope that the trend to continue at a meeting tomorrow . If no agreement could be approved in an extraordinary council on Friday. Beyond the extension of three months, the Executive’s proposal does not limit the validity of the ERTE-by-state of alarm in certain sectors, such as initially had been shuffled, but the links to the continued existence of constraints derived from the Covid “preventing or restricting the activity” .
These restrictions include limitations to mobility, capacity, and equivalents and measures for the prevention and containment of health. In addition, it retains the limitation to dismissals for objective causes established in the past agreement, and that increased the cost of dismissal to 33 days per year worked in front of the 20. Also, is deferred the suspension of temporary contracts, which include also the training or temporary. In practice, this means that the employer must extend these contract. The reinstatement of the workers, another of the points on which the employers claimed more “adaptability” , is also regulated in the draft of the Executive. As stated, companies should be incorporating to your template, giving priority to the settings in reduction of the working day and are limited to overtime hours and the new hires if the company has a worker in ERTE.
Fewer exemptions in installments
Another focus of conflict were exceptions to Social Security, which also suffer from modifications. For workers who remain in ERTE , if the companies have less than 50 employees of the exemption in July is 35% , in August of 25%, and in September of 15%. If the company exceeds 50 employees, the exemptions are reduced to 20%, 10% and 5% for the respective months. This assumes a strong reduction for the STRONG by force majeure of march we established a rebate of 75% for companies with more than 50 employees and 100% for those that had less than 50 workers. , These exemptions are held in may and June, although it set new percentages for the ERTE that incorporated workers.
In particular, the exemptions amounted to between 45% and 85% for workers who returned between may and June. Also, those percentages are reduced now . Businesses with fewer than 50 workers will have a rebate of 60% on July, 50% in August and 40% in September; while the larger size will move between the 35%, 25% and 15%.