The reform of 2015 came after a string of scandals that left the socialist union out of the game after the alleged irregularities in the use of subsidies received two Andalusian general secretaries, Manuel Pastrana and Francisco Fernandez, in addition to having put the UGT on the ropes, then directed by Cándido Méndez. The Madrid employers CEIM, then controlled by Arturo Fernández, did not escape from being portrayed for irregularities.
The UDEF revealed in 2014 that in the heat of the millionaire aid and taking advantage of the lack of control a network of companies "hunting subsidies" emerged. There were courses that were not carried out, false students and generalized non-fulfillment of hiring commitments. Since 2013, the focus on UGT in Andalusia was due to the supposed diversion of subsidies. The «Edu case» started in Malaga, but had ramifications in all provinces. It focused on companies that received grants with commitment to recruit students participating in the courses. The UDEF discovered that a large part of the public funds distributed by the Board went to companies dedicated to the "hunting of subsidies", with "lack of solvency and experience".
Among other irregularities, the Fiscal Police referred to generalized breach of contract commitment. Judge Mercedes Alaya came to charge three ex-Employment Advisers: Antonio Fernández, Antonio Ávila and Manuel Recio, already involved in the case of false ERE.
Aid aimed at instructing young people with the aim of removing them from the well of unemployment stopped paying for the cast Christmas baskets, breakfasts on Three Kings' cavalcades and even the transfer of a mare from the German town of Vechta to the village of El Rocío, in Huelva.
In Madrid, the police arrested Alfonso Tezanos in 2014, then a member of the board of directors of the employer CEIM, for the alleged scam of the training courses. Also the businessman from Córdoba José Luis Aneri and the lender Antonio Arroyo accused of creating a network of companies to fraudulently capture public subsidies. Aneri applied for grants on behalf of different business organizations and multiplied the number of students to get more money. But the courses were not always done.