The Petitions Committee of the European Parliament has asked the European Commission on Monday for an analysis of the impact of the new law in Spain to reduce the temporary nature of public employment and end the discriminatory use of interns.
The Government defends the legality of the system to convert temporary positions into permanent ones but assumes that the right will resort to it
After debating the complaint of a Spanish citizen, on behalf of interim associations, about the employment situation of interim staff working for Spanish institutions, the Vice President of Petitions, Tatiana Zdanoka, has decided to keep the petition open and demand more information from the European Executive .
"We look forward to receiving the analysis on how the new legislation has been put into practice and if the existing situation has changed, which is serious and violates the rights of workers," said the Latvian MEP.
During the session, a representative of the Commission explained that Brussels is monitoring the situation and will examine the application of the new legislation, approved at the end of the year. Thus, the European Executive will later review the files opened against Spain for this situation.
On the part of the political groups, the Popular Party, Ciudadanos, Vox, Los Verdes and Unidas Podemos have supported keeping the petition open to study whether the situation of the interns is resolved with the new regulations.
The PSOE has remained against it, whose MEP Estrella Durá has defended the Government's action and has indicated that this case "can be considered closed" with the new labor law and the decree on interim that seeks to tackle the problem of temporary employment. Podemos has insisted that this law is a "great advance" to fight this problem but has been in favor of keeping the petition open.
The law for the reduction of temporary employment in public employment came into force on December 30, after its publication in the Official State Gazette (BOE). The norm will reserve competitions and no competitions for jobs in the Administration that have been temporarily occupied for at least five years.
The objective of the law is to reduce the temporality of all Administrations to below 8%, a ratio that the General State Administration does meet today, but not other territorial areas.
This is, in turn, a commitment that the Government acquired with the European Union through the reforms contained in the Recovery Plan and also means complying with the judgments of the Court of Justice of the European Union and the Supreme Court.