Paradores and representatives of UGT and CCOO have signed this morning the collective agreement that will regulate the conditions of the more than 4,000 employees of the state entity during the period 2018-2020 and which have been reached after nearly nine years of negotiations.
The signing was attended by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, who stressed that the concern for decent employment, also in the tourism sector, is "a hallmark" of the Government.
Maroto has declared herself "ambassador of Paradores" and has valued the agreement after "so long in search of stability", to which she added that the company is an "exciting" project that must be "valorized" since it is of "the jewel in the crown".
The management of Paradores and the unions reached a pre-agreement last August that received the approval of the Ministry of Finance in early December.
The new agreement contemplates a wage increase for this year of 1.5% until June and 0.25% between June and December, and 8% for 2019 and 2020, which could reach up to 9% if the variable conditions are met of the II Agreement between the Government and the unions for the improvement of public employment and working conditions.
The new agreement will also include measures to strengthen family conciliation and improvements in the supplements during the temporary disability processes, as well as the commitment to training and development of the internal career of workers.