it takes up to 13 months to resolve labor processes

A report prepared by the UGT union states that there is "non-compliance" with the legal deadlines in the field of social jurisdiction since the average duration in the resolution of urgent judicial procedures is extended in Castilla-La Mancha up to seven months, and that of the ordinary ones is even greater, and reaches up to 13 months.

It is a situation that, says the union, "undermines the right to judicial protection of working people."

According to the data provided by this report, there is a great difference in terms between some autonomous communities and others, and even between provinces, regardless of their population. The longest duration for the resolution of procedures occurs in Andalusia, the Balearic Islands and Murcia, although Castilla-La Mancha is above the national average, which is 5.8 months for urgent procedures and 11 months for ordinary procedures .

The average duration of urgent judicial procedures is extended in Castilla-La Mancha up to seven months, and that of ordinary ones up to 13 months.

UGT Castilla-La Mancha

UGT urges to adopt "urgent measures to solve this judicial jam." He recalls his claim to recover the regulation of processing wages, prior to the labor reform imposed by the Government of the Popular Party in 2012. In his opinion, it is something that "would help workers to obtain material compensation for the delays undue that occur in the courts and do not have to bear a lesser weight of negotiation in prior conciliations and mediations.

Promote out-of-court conflict resolution

The union defends promoting the means of extrajudicial conflict resolution, as a way to reach a prompt solution to conflicts avoiding their excessive judicialization, something that the Public Administrations must promote.

Proposals to alleviate the delays

UGT denounces that the delays in the resolution of the procedures are lengthening to situations that are not acceptable in a democratic State. To solve this, it proposes several measures, among them, approving the Project Law of Procedural Efficiency of the Public Service of Justice, in order to improve this essential public service and reduce the time of the procedures; increase the number of material and human resources of the Administration of Justice; increase the possibilities of issuing sentences in voce or oral and the creation of more courts of first instance and digital judicial offices; and that, once it is renewed, the General Council of the Judiciary promotes and monitors social judicial protection so that it effectively reaches workers and companies.

UGT also shows its concern about the paralysis of the General Council of the Judiciary. In his opinion, "it also affects working people" because he recalls that "a large part of labor disputes end up being settled in the Social Courts and those issues of labor reform that are susceptible to interpretation will end up being unified by the Supreme Court" .

Thus, with the paralysis in the General Council of the Judiciary, the labor reform will reach the Supreme Court by 2026, adds the union. "That is to say, the terms of resolution of the social courts (already very long) can be extended one more year if there is an appeal to the Superior Court of Justice and two years if it goes to the Supreme Court, this is until 2026".

40 arrested for labor fraud in various provinces, such as Toledo

Precisely, and without leaving the labor aspect, the National Police has arrested 40 people in the provinces of Madrid, Murcia, Alicante, Toledo and Almería in an operation for a labor fraud in which the criminal network used documentation of Nigerian citizens residents in Spain.

The arrests have been made for the crimes of falsehood, usurpation and Social Security fraud because they lent their documentation to people in an irregular situation to carry out work activity and, in exchange, obtained a direct benefit through the salary received by these workers. .

The investigators learned that citizens of Nigerian origin, residing in our country, were allegedly lending their documentation or false documents to third parties in an irregular situation, to carry out work activity supplanting the identity of the holder.

The legitimate holders obtained a direct benefit through part of the salary for the workers as well as an indirect profit through the collection of unemployment benefits and Social Security contributions, as reported by the National Police.

The police efforts and the analysis of documentation from both contracting companies and various administrative bodies allowed the agents to identify multiple people involved, proceeding to the arrest of 40 people in Madrid, Alicante, Almería, Murcia and Toledo.

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