The UGT staff mobilizes against the union itself for proposing "derisory" salary increases

The union offers a salary increase of 2.

The UGT staff mobilizes against the union itself for proposing "derisory" salary increases

The union offers a salary increase of 2.8% for 2022 and 2.5% for 2023, well below inflation


The UGT staff will take to the streets of various autonomous communities this Wednesday to demand that the union unblock the negotiation of its framework collective agreement, whose validity ended in 2020 and which has been 'ultra-active' since then, as reported to Europa Press in sources from the union sections of UGT workers.

Specifically, the union staff will gather today in front of the main UGT headquarters in Andalusia, the Balearic Islands, Madrid, the Basque Country, the Valencian Community, Extremadura and La Rioja, protests that are added to those already carried out in other regions and that will continue with another mobilization of a more general nature in Madrid in the first days of May.

The UGT workers denounce that the union's proposal for the agreement supposes a "cut" of the labor rights of the staff that "would embarrass any union member", with a "ridiculous" salary offer, lower than the CPI.

Specifically, the union has proposed to its workers a salary increase of 2.8% for 2022, exclusively on base salary, and an increase of 2.5% for 2023, percentages in both cases lower than those that UGT is demanding from CEOE in the negotiation of the interconfederal collective bargaining agreement (AENC).

However, the sources consulted by Europa Press have indicated that the union's salary proposal to its workers has improved compared to the initial one, which ranged from 0% to 2%.

Together with the current proposal for increases of 2.5% (2023) and 2.8% (2022), the union's leadership proposes a revision clause "of an average percentage of the salary increases obtained in the sector of offices and insurance", which the staff considers to have "no economic logic".

Among the claims of the 'business side' of the negotiating committee is also that the validity of the agreement ends this year, when almost four months have elapsed, and to eliminate, for new incorporations, the retirement bonus.

In addition, the UGT workers denounce that the union has proposed reducing the amounts for workers with seniority and "imposing" that in all organizations the continuous working day is only two months (July and August), when before freedom to each organism to establish that it covered a longer time.

In turn, they warn that the union wants to establish a redrafted clause for its own workers with which it is intended that, "unilaterally, the agreement can be agreed to pick up without the need for justification and negotiation."

"With these proposals to go back, which would embarrass any trade unionist, it is obvious that the business side does not have the objective of negotiating in good faith, and only intends to lengthen a process whose ultimate goal is to destroy our framework collective agreement," they criticize.

The UGT framework agreement affects all workers who provide their services in the union through an employment contract, excluding personnel with political responsibility for having been elected in the organization's political bodies and released personnel, whatever their role.