The new collective agreement ofMercadona, which covers a minimum base salary of1,300 euros gross per monthand the extension of paternity leaveuntil seven weeks, in front of the five that marks the law, has been published this Monday in the Official State Gazette (BOE).
Said agreement, signed by the company and the unions UGT and CC.OO. last December, it entered into force on January 1, 2019 andwill last for five years, until 2023.
To the base salary are added the complements of the company's remuneration policy, with increases of 11% per annum up to section 5, and a progressive increase in the base salary linked to the CPI, as well as improvements in nighttime and cold bonuses.
"The new labor framework, more equal and social, reinforces Mercadona's commitment to stable and quality employment, advances in its working conditions, whileconsolidates its commitment to improve the purchasing power of the workforce", the company said in a statement after the signing of the new agreement.
The agreement incorporates measures of a social nature and reinforces its commitments regardingConciliation of work and family life. Among the new measures, it includes the extension of paternity leave up to seven weeks, compared to five currently covered by the law, andthe collection of 100% of the salary while on leave due to temporary disability up to 18 months.
It also introduces the extension of leave for child care until the child reaches 12 years. In addition, those who have under their direct care a child under 12 who are enjoying a reduction in working hours, when the legal maximum age is reached, may request a change of part-time contract until the child's 15 years, and then return on time. total, if they wish.
Regarding leave, the agreement contemplates the possibility of requesting it with reservation of the jobup to three years in case of gender violence, as well as other specific rights in these cases.
In addition, the new framework establishes a maximum of two days a week of ten hours, incorporates the return of the 'bag of hours' in full days when they are 12 hours or more, will establish the implementation of a system of signing and fixedDo not leave days less than five hours in total times.
On free days, it includes a minimum of seven weekends per year for the workers in the logistics area and annual calendars of their working day.