The UGT Union has filed a collective complaint with the European Committee of Social Rights in which it denounces the “inexpensive and non-obstructive” cost of dismissal in Spain, which they indicate, represent a violation of Article 24 of the Spanish State. does. Revised European Social Charter.
“The current Spanish dismissal system clearly fails to comply with the provisions of Article 24 European Social Charter and of Convention 158 international labor organization», Mariano Hoya, deputy secretary general of the UGT’s trade union policy, said in statements before the celebration of the third Confederal Committee of the Union.
Hoya hoped that in “a year or two” a favorable resolution would be achieved for the lawsuit that would force a change in the Spanish legal framework regarding the reasons for the dismissal and its costs.
“The Spanish norm must be compatible with international law, otherwise, companies will be left free to make arbitrary, arbitrary and unfair decisions against workers,” said UGT federal secretary Fernando Lujan. admitted for processing.
For Lujan, the respect for any type of contract in Spain, except for an employment contract, is surprising.
«When a rental or sales contract is breached, the person infringing has to be compensated for the damage caused, and in the case of an employment contract, we ask ourselves whether it is fair that a company that terminates without reason If it happens, the loss will have to be compensated.” Lujan said.
“The 2012 upgrade It promoted temporary employment, lowered wages and widened the inequality gap. Furthermore, by reducing compensation, eliminating processing pay, and reducing the intensity of reasons for dismissal, it was encouraging to go to extirpation methods, parking more protective figures with employment and with people, The union said in a statement.
“Persistent labor reforms have made unfair dismissal free and poorly paid (…) The current Spanish rules governing dismissal do not protect the worker against arbitrary decisions, without real reason, where the company has to prove It doesn’t require minimal effort. The reason that calls for justifying the extinction,” he says.
The UGT believes that the labor reform agreed by social partners and the government in 2021 is committed to stable employment by prioritizing the indefinite employment contract, but other important elements such as dismissals are still pending on the social dialogue table.
UGT condemns Spain before Europe for “cheap” cost of dismissal