The negotiation of the labor reform advances. The Ministry of Labor has brought to the table for social dialogue with unions and employers a document with new proposals, which will continue to be negotiated next week. Among the measures proposed, the Ministry directed by Yolanda Díaz proposes to set a maximum of “15%” in the temporality within the companies. The large volume of temporary contracts it is one of the main problems of the labor market in Spain, much more than in other EU countries.
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Specifically, Trabajo proposes that temporary hiring cannot exceed 15% “of the annual workforce of each company,” explain sources of social dialogue to elDiario.es. This percentage could be lower if so agreed in collective bargaining between unions and employers.
From the social dialogue they insist that this measure is a proposal from the Executive, on which the parties have committed to return proposals that specify and land the measure. For example, on adaptation periods to meet the new requirement in case of going ahead.