The unions suspend the strike in the metal of Cádiz

UGT y CCOO they have suspended indefinite metal strike in the province of Cádiz started on November 16 after the delegates of the companies in the sector have supported the preliminary agreement reached with the employer and workers’ assemblies have been organized to report on the details of this document. Union sources have confirmed to Efe that the strike ended last night with the support of the unions and the workers have begun to return to their jobs with some normality, although during the morning in several factories there have been concentrations of workers and a lot of presence police.

The end of the strike has been possible after the employers and unions, with the mediation of the Andalusian Government in the Andalusian Labor Relations Council, reached a pre-agreement on Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. signed by all the attendees, who represented the employers’ association of metal, Femca, the unions UGT and CCOO and the mediators of the Ministry of Employment. The preliminary agreement contemplates in its first point that the agreement will have a validity of three years, from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2023, of which an “extended ultra-activity of two years from maturity & rdquor; is also agreed.

In its second point, the establishment of a commission is agreed to “control and monitor this agreement and monitor the issues related to the eventuality and in particular the time control, overtime and payment of arrears & rdquor ;.

This commission, which will meet every three months, will be made up of eight people, four from the business side and four from the social side, two from the UGT and two from the CCOO, with an invitation to participate to the representatives of the Labor Inspection, the Ministry of Employment, Social Security and the State Public Employment Service.

Negotiating process

The third point is for the parties to agree to start the negotiation process for the next collective agreement in September 2022 and the fourth establishes that the name of the agreement be changed to “metal industry of the province of Cádiz & rdquor ;.

The fifth indicates the salary increases, so that in 2021 it is fixed a fixed increase to tables of 2%, with retroactive effects from January 1, 2021, so that the arrears that are generated will be paid between November and December of this year.

It also specifies that “once the real CPI for 2021 is known, if it exceeds 2%, the salary tables will be updated. with 80% of the difference between the real CPI mentioned and 2%, without this update generating arrears of 2021 & rdquor ;.

Fixed increment

For 2022 a fixed increase to tables of 2% is established and “once the real CPI of 2022 is known, if it exceeds 2%, the salary tables will be updated with 80% of the difference between the mentioned real CPI and 2% & rdquor; and it also specifies that the amount resulting from the two previous points will be applied in the month that the real CPI of 2022 is known with retroactive effects to January 1 of that year.

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For 2023 a fixed increase is fixed to tables of 2% and if the CPI exceeds 2%, the salaries will be updated in the same conditions as in 2022. The pre-agreement ends by saying that if there is any difference between the real CPI with respect to the increases applied In total, said difference will be increased to tables on January 1, 2024, as the basis for the next collective agreement, without this increase to tables generating any type of delay.

Regarding the temporary personnel, the document indicates that “the companies will try to pay on account the 2% guaranteed from the month of January of each year and in any case always at the termination or settlement of their contract without having to wait for the end of the contract. calendar year & rdquor ;.

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