The first indefinite strike in the Labor Inspectorate begins this Monday

CCOO has dropped the call.

The first indefinite strike in the Labor Inspectorate begins this Monday

CCOO has dropped the call


Several unions of the Labor and Social Security Inspectorate have called since Monday the first indefinite strike in the body to ask the Government for "urgent solutions" in the face of the situation of "forgetfulness" of the Inspection.

The strike has been called by CIG, CSIF, Sitss, Sislass, UGT, UPIT and Usess. For its part, the CCOO, which until now had participated in all the Inspection protests, has withdrawn from the indefinite strike considering that the conflict was becoming politicized.

The convening unions ask the Government to end the legislature in compliance with the Strategic Plan of the Labor and Social Security Inspection and with the agreement of July 2021 to provide the body with more troops.

The union platform was convened last week by the Ministry of Labor and Social Economy to assess the latest proposal from the Treasury to modify the List of Jobs (RPT) of the organization.

From the Ministry directed by Yolanda Díaz, they assured that the Public Function proposal did not comply with the commitments that the Government acquired in the Inspection Strategic Plan that passed, as they have cited, "to reinforce the territorial structure", in addition to the fact that inspectors and sub-inspectors "had an improvement in their conditions to improve compliance with labor law surveillance".

Likewise, the Ministry understood that this new offer from the Treasury, with which they try to defuse the conflict with the unions of the Inspection, does not meet the territorial needs of the organization and "concentrates its scarce efforts on reinforcing the staff of management positions".

However, from the Ministry of Finance they have indicated to Europa Press that the Organization's List of Jobs is a "Government decision", agreed between the ministries, and that, therefore, "it is not the subject of collective bargaining". "It is an internal job of the Government. The ministries are not mediators with the union organizations to address an RTP file," they emphasize from the Treasury.

The same sources also indicate that in May of this year the inclusion in the Public Employment Offers (OPE) for the years 2023, 2024 and 2025 of 781 new jobs in the Inspection was authorized, in addition to a new credit of 6.15 million extraordinary productivity for the entire workforce.

Additionally, to this complement is added that all the personnel of the Labor Inspectorate benefit from the salary increases contained in the Framework Agreement for a XXI Century Administration, signed with the CCOO and UGT in October 2022, which contemplates a salary increase of 3.5% in 2022, 2.5% in 2023 and 2% in 2024, together with an additional 1.5% variable. Increases that, accumulated, can reach 9.8%, recalls the Treasury.

Given the lack of agreement and the discrepancies between different ministries, CIG, CSIF, Sitss, Sislass, UGT, UPIT and Usess have chosen to continue with the protests and with the indefinite strike.

"We are not in discount time, we are not with a government in office until July 24, so we ask you to comply with your commitment published on December 3, 2021," the conveners highlighted.

The union organizations argue that the previous List of Inspection Jobs dates back more than 20 years, so they see it necessary to comply with what was agreed with the unions and immediately incorporate the 500 troops that had been promised. urgently and, progressively, the rest of the committed personnel.

The conflict in the body has caused a clash between the Ministries of Labor and Finance. The first blames the second for the breach of the commitments made to the unions in July 2021.

For the unions, "it is of little use that the disparity of criteria and the confrontation remain clear" within the coalition government "if finally the result is that the Labor Inspectorate continues without a solution for the deep deficits it currently suffers" .

Meanwhile, the unions with representation in the Inspectorate began a new round of mobilizations a few weeks ago to denounce the lack of resources in the body, which will end with an indefinite strike starting tomorrow, June 26.

"At this point, the demand for responsibilities and resignations from a government with an expiration date set for July 23 does not make sense, but that does not mean we can abandon the demand for compliance with an agreement that, for its application, does not require any normative modification, nor budgetary from the moment in which it is already contemplated in the budget recognized to the organism", emphasize the unions.

For this reason, they warn that, regardless of the electoral period, they will continue to denounce the situation of the Inspection and carry out "as many actions as they consider pertinent" to defend the organization.

The Inspection staff is made up of 3,000 troops, of which 2,200 are inspectors and sub-inspectors and the rest are structural personnel, who must attend to 20 million Social Security affiliates, 1.4 million companies and 10 million pensioners.