On International Labor Day, hundreds of thousands of people in Spain are faced with the uncertainty of whether they will keep theirs. A concern that assails every few months or even every week and that usually triggers many others. Sometimes basic, such as if they will be able to pay the rent or the mortgage of the house in which they reside. Spain is the champion in Europe in terms of temporary employment, with almost one in four salaried people (24.2%) with temporary contracts. Poland follows, quite a distance, with 18.4% of its employees in this situation. The euro zone average is ten points below that of Spain, at 14.2%, according to Eurostat. The Government has made a commitment with the EU to combat excessive temporary employment, often linked to situations of fraud. It will do so this year, with legislative changes that the Ministry of Labor will negotiate with the social agents.
The ILO ranks Spain as the leader in Europe for the shortest temporary contracts