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The negotiation for the extension of the FATE of force majeure continues without moving forward. The Government has rejection today the joint proposal of the employers and the unions that passed by extend automatically this schema until the next September 30, but in the same conditions to the current. According to sources close to the negotiations, the initiative opened the door in addition to a new extension until the end of the year, as demanded by the social actors from the beginning of the negotiations. Thus, the meeting of the tripartite commission has terminated without an agreement and, for the moment no new date of the call, but the same sources do not give by lost the possibility of the agreement. Sources from the ministry of Labor insist on “find an agreement to this extension,” and show his “confidence in the social dialogue”.

The fact that trade unions and employers go hand in hand highlights the relevance of the figure of the FATE for the future of the companies and, by extension, employment. The movement added more pressure to the Executive, as in recent years do not remember a joint response of employers and trade unions as strong and in a matter so relevant.

The tripartite commission formed by Government and social partners to discuss the future of the FATE met today at four in the afternoon to advance in the negotiations after the Monday the appointment ended without agreement and the Government decided to desist in its intention of bringing a paper on this subject to the council of ministers today. Currently the ERTE by force majeure are valid until the 30 of June.

The proposal, which the Executive presented yesterday proposed its extension to the 30 of September and did not restrict 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 “prevent or restrict the activity.” These restrictions include limitations to mobility, capacity, and equivalents and measures for the prevention and containment of health.

in Addition, maintained the limitation to dismissals for objective causes established in the past agreement, and that raised the cost of dismissal to 33 days per year worked versus the 20. Also, it was postponed to the suspension of temporary contracts, which include also the training or temporary. In practice, this means that the employer must extend these contract. Similarly, companies should be incorporating into 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 of the major foci of conflict were exceptions to the Social Security. The Government stated that the workers who remain in ERTE, in businesses that have less than 50 workers, the exemption in July out of the 35% in August from 25% in September and 15%. If the company exceeds 50 employees, the exemptions were reduced to 20%, 10% and 5% for the respective months. This was a strong reduction for the STRONG by force majeure of march we established a rebate of 75% for companies with more than 50 workers and 100% for those that had less than 50 workers. These exemptions were maintained 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 in the proposal Monday. Businesses with fewer than 50 workers would have a rebate of 60% on July, 50% in August and 40% in September; while the larger size is moved between the 35%, 25% and 15%.