24,000 jobs at risk due to the metal agreement


Pimec has warned that the pact between the employer UPM and the CCOO and UGT unions for the metal sector agreement in Barcelona threatens a total of 24,390 jobs, according to their estimates. The employers have criticized this agreement, reached on Tuesday, because they consider that with the salary increase agreed, 27% of the SMEs in the sector go from having profits to entering losses.

unions and patronal yesterday they reached an agreement in principle that got call off the strike on October 27 and 28 in the metal sector in Barcelona. The agreement implies an agreement with a validity of three yearsfrom 2022 to 2024, and with about salary increases 4.2% for this year, with retroactive effect to January 1, 3.9% for 2023 and 3.9% for 2024. In addition, it has a salary review clause at the end of the term that guarantees the 85% of the difference between the sum of the real CPIs for the three years and the sum of the agreed increases.

According to Pimec, the pact “has not been made with a SME perspective”, and even more so when the inflation is having very damaging consequences on mini-SMEs. The employers see the rise in wages as essential, but “with productivity criteria, balanced Y of Justicesomething that does not comply with the high agreed increases”, he assured. Pimec estimates that the agreement may entail a cumulative salary increase 8.2% this year and 16.8% in three years.

Source: lainformacion.com

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