Yolanda Díaz announces an agreement with the unions to deploy the Scholarship Statute

MADRID, 10 Jun.

Yolanda Díaz announces an agreement with the unions to deploy the Scholarship Statute


The Second Vice President and Minister of Labor, Yolanda Díaz, has announced that her department and the unions have reached an agreement to deploy the Statute for people in practical non-labor training at the company level, known as the Scholarship Statute.

"We finally have agreements with unions to no longer have false scholarship holders and to have the status that our country deserves," he proclaimed this Saturday during a statement after Sumar's agreement with fifteen left-wing formations to run in coalition in the next general elections on July 23.

After more than a year of negotiations, the agreement on the standard that aims to regulate the working conditions of internship students has been reached without the support of the Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations (CEOE).

According to CCOO sources indicated to Europa Press on Friday, the document that is intended to be approved as a royal decree in the Council of Ministers will not eliminate extracurricular practices.

For its part, UGT indicated that the norm will include "a large part" of the union demands, such as the clear definition of practices to avoid fraud, the compensation of expenses or the establishment of an effectively dissuasive sanctioning regime.

For its part, the employers have rejected the form of the agreement because "the approval of this norm is not appropriate in a period of dissolution of the Chambers nor is there an urgent and extraordinary need", and it does not support it "in substance".

In his opinion, the so-called Scholarship Statute "limits the number of hours so much and increases the bureaucracy so much that it will harm the practical training of students, something essential to guarantee their employability and to build bridges between theoretical training and the world of work" . In this regard, he added that "there are also discrepancies between the regulation of this standard and the recently approved university regulations, with which the risk of incurring sanctions due to lack of legal certainty is high."