Employers Have Rejected The Latest Proposal By Escriv Á To Extend Ert
2021-05-25 | by CusiGO
Updating ETS within the framework of consensus between government and social partners seems increasingly remote. Employers rejected the Ministry’s latest proposal, which was submitted to them on Monday night. After the last meeting between the government, trade unions and employers ended without consent, the Executive Committee of the Economic Commission for Europe “unanimously” agreed on Tuesday not to support the proposal put forward by the Department led by Jose Luis escoriva.
The proposal redefines the amount of exemption that companies that withdraw workers from ERT will receive – more than the amount set for companies that decide to retain workers – but is still willing to direct incentives in this direction, namely, rewarding employees to return to work, Change the current plan, which employers are not willing to spend.
This position of the European economic community was endorsed by the trade unions, who insisted that the redevelopment of the aid plan should be resolved after the end of the summer rather than earlier. UGT and CC OO have expressed dissatisfaction in recent days with the idea of rescrviv á to guide workers to return to society and said they do not understand the government’s extension of the aid period without consent at the ministerial meeting on Tuesday. In fact, they advocate continuing negotiations and, if necessary, holding a special ministerial meeting before next Monday to reach an agreement.
Unai Sordo, Secretary General of ccoo, said in an interview with antena 3 this morning: “it would be a shame if the government and social partners did not reach an agreement on extending the temporary employment regulations (ETR) documents in the last round.”. He clarified that although the validity of RTES will end on 31 May, its continuity is not in jeopardy, as all parties are aware of the need to maintain its continuity in the next four months, that is, before 30 September.
The main obstacle remains the number of exemptions. The tide around this redefinition is disharmonious. According to the Department led by escriv á, it is the incentives that encourage enterprises to rescue employees from ERT. Instead, they point out, it is the return of activity that automatically produces this recovery. As a result, assistance to companies that have not been able to resume their level of activity due to persistent restrictions in certain sectors, which are a measure to prevent covid, cannot be reduced.
“I don’t agree with this theory, because the company will let workers return to work when they have a job. All exemptions are high, between 90% and 70%. But the minister’s idea is that by exempting more social security contributions, businesses will have the incentive to rescue workers from ERT, “the deaf pointed out. At the Ministry of labor, led by Yolanda DIAS, they formed an alliance on this front against the position of escariva.
According to the latest social security data, nearly 600000 people have accepted ETR even though the restrictions have been relaxed. It turns out that this tool is crucial to curb layoffs during the pandemic, helping more than 3.5 million workers at the height of the crisis.