MADRID, 13 Feb. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The General Confederation of Labor (CGT) has initiated the procedures to file a lawsuit against the Government for breaching the obligations of Royal Decree 1698/2011 that regulates the legal regime and the general procedure to establish reduction coefficients and anticipate the retirement age for jobs of an exceptionally painful, toxic, dangerous or unhealthy nature and that have high rates of morbidity or mortality.
The anarcho-syndicalist organization argues in a statement that non-compliance with this rule, approved during the socialist government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, is a "very serious event" since it protected the application of reduction coefficients in retirement for this type of work.
The CGT denounces that although political and social organizations have worked "exhaustively" to achieve the application of said coefficients in sectors such as asbestos, cast iron, freight and passenger transport, petrochemicals, the sanitation and cleaning sectors, "the Security Social has paralyzed most of the files".
According to the CGT, the body has even gone so far as to reject some of the applications submitted for processing, alleging that they had not been made together with the employer, despite the fact that it is not a requirement established in the standard. Although the Superior Court of Justice of Madrid sided with the CGT in this conflict, the union assures that the decree is still not applied.
For all this and to denounce this "unjustifiable" situation, the CGT has initiated the procedures to sue the Government and has called a rally next Wednesday, February 15, in front of the Congress of Deputies at 2:00 p.m. to demand that the Executive immediate application of the rule.