The Government studies that workers can distribute their working hours



The Minister of Labor, Migrations and Social Security, Magdalena Valerio, announced on Wednesday that the Government is studying the establishment of an hourly record and the express recognition of the right of the workers to the regular or foreseeable distribution of their working day.

This was stated during his speech at the Committee on Labor, Migration and Social Security in the Senate, where he has assured that this action is integrated within the five axes to be carried out by his Ministry facing the next months.

According to the minister, it should be balance the flexibility in the distribution of the working day from the perspective of the company with the right of workers to a foreseeable day that allows the family conciliation.

He also assured that the Executive of Pedro Sánchez is also studying the situation that is taking place in relation to the extraordinary hours, since, according to the data of the second quarter of 2018 of the Survey of Active Population (EPA), more than 825,000 salaried workers perform overtime, and more than 55% of them do not charge for the realization of said hours.

Pensions and CPI

«The Government's commitment to the maintenance of purchasing power is unbreakable », insisted the minister, who has been accompanied by the majority of her ministerial team, with the Secretaries of State for Employment and Migration, although with the absence of the Secretary of State for Social Security.

Valerio recalled that at the beginning of 2019 the compensatory payment will be paid to pensioners as the real CPI deviates from the current 1.6% expected. It has also highlighted the importance of the Social Security Bureau that is part of the social dialogue and seeks measures to finance the system, taking into account the maintenance of the protection of the most vulnerable groups, such as women and young people.

«We must have an impact on measures on the revenue side and not on the expenditure side ", the minister said after insisting that the balance of the system must be reinforced "with quality in employment and with a better protective action".

In addition, he pointed out, the commitment of the Government ofantener the stability of the pension system, but not acting unilaterally, referring to the indicator of pension update approved by the Government of the PP of 0.25%.


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