The CEOE employers once again plant the Spanish Government and will not attend the meeting, alleging that “the conditions are not met” so that it can attend the meeting, called for 11:00 a.m.
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The Ministry of Labor and Social Economy of the Government of Spain will meet this Tuesday only with the CCOO and UGT to address the increase in the minimum interprofessional wage (SMI) for this year due to the refusal of the Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations (CEOE) to attend the meeting.
The meeting, convened for 11:00 today, will be chaired by the Secretary of State for Employment, Joaquín Pérez Rey, with the participation of CCOOthe secretary of Union Action, Mari Cruz Vicente, while, on behalf of UGThis deputy general secretary of Union Policy, Fernando Luján, will attend.
CEOE announced last night that he would not attend the meeting, alleging that “the conditions are not met” for his attendance because the Government has not carried out the mandatory consultation with the social agents in the course of January, nor has it made a formal proposal or responded to the one that the employers did in their day, consisting of an increase in the SMI of 4% by 2023, up to 1,040 euros gross per month.
Until now, only one meeting has been held to address the rise in the SMI for 2023. It was last December 21 and the employer did not attend due to their discomfort with Labor due to the introduction of an amendment in the Employment Law that gave the Inspection of Labor the control of the causes of the collective dismissals and for coinciding that appointment with the celebration of the Board of Directors of the employer, the first after the re-election of Garamendi as president of the CEOE.
What does each member propose?
The Minister of Labor and Social Economy, Yolanda Diaz, considers that the SMI is the “most effective” measure to get out of the crisis and “compensate for the loss of purchasing power” that families are experiencing. For this reason, she has been in favor of raising the SMI of 2023 “towards the high section” recommended by the experts who advise the Government on this matter, which would increase this minimum income by 8.2%, up to €1,082 gross in 14 payments.
For her part, the First Vice President of the Government and Minister of Economic Affairs, Nadia Calviño, has asked that a “good balance” be sought “within” the increase range recommended by the experts, from 4.6% to 8.2%. , so that it is compatible with job creation.
At the meeting held on December 21, the Government presented the recommendations made by the commission of expertswhich proposed raising the SMI this year between 46 and 82 euros per month, which would place this minimum income at between 1,046 euros and 1,082 euros gross per month for fourteen payments.
CCOO opts for the upper part of that band, 1,082 euros, with the possibility of extending it to €1,100figure for which he advocates UGT. The employers, for their part, have proposed in writing a 4% increase, up to an amount of 1,040 euros gross per month in 14 payments.
The CEOE maintains that the minimum wage should rise by 4%, until €1,040 gross per month in 14 payments, subject to establishing a system of deductions applicable to the agricultural sector and modifying the regulations for reviewing prices in contracts with the public sector in order to be able to pass on the increase of the SMI in contracts in execution.
For now, the Spanish government has extended the 2022 SMI, of 1,000 euros gross in 14 payments, until the new amount is set for this year. The objective and commitment of the Executive is to reach 60% of the average Spanish salary.
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