The social dialogue promoted in Castilla y León (Spain) by the autonomous government, the trade unions and the employers is a successful model that has received praise and can be replicated in other parts of the world, said today the employment counselor of that autonomous community, Carlos Fernández Carriedo.
"In the International Labor Organization (ILO) they told us that it was a unique experience at the world level." Of all that they had known, there was not such a deep, extensive experience and as many agreements in a territorial area as there was in Castilla y León "Carriedo told Efe.
The Minister of Employment of Castilla y León is in Chile to publicize the model of tripartite social dialogue to the authorities, trade unions and the Chilean business community.
He is accompanied by the president of the Confederation of Business Organizations of Castilla y León (Cecale), Santiago Aparicio, and the leaders of the unions Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) and Unión General de Trabajadores (UGT), Vicente Andrés and Faustino Temprano, respectively.
The Spanish delegation participated on Tuesday in a day of trade unionism and social dialogue organized together with the Central Unitaria de Trabajadores (CUT), the main trade union organization in Chile.
Fernández Carriedo celebrated the attendance to the activity of union representatives from several countries of the Southern Cone: "They are sharing our experience and listening to our model and taking what they find most useful and timely to develop in the future."
Last February, a delegation from Castilla y León headed by Fernández Carriedo was a Colombian to present social dialogue in that country.
Despite the success he has achieved in Castilla y León, the Minister of Employment stressed that "no model can be extrapolated" one hundred percent.
In his opinion, the essential factor for the model to work is trust between the three parties involved.
"That all take positive agreements within the dialogue and that benefits the whole, but above all that each of the parties can explain to their bases that this rejection of the traditional formula of doing things is compensated by agreements that benefit workers and entrepreneurs in their territorial areas, "he said.