The Confederal Council of CCOO has ratified this Tuesday, by 146 votes in favor, one against and one abstention, the pre-agreement on the V Agreement for Employment and Collective Bargaining (AENC) between employers and unions, as reported by CCOO. The general secretary of CCOO, Unai Sordo, has reported the decision of the Confederal Council on this “determining agreement” so that the collective agreements pending negotiation and that will allow workers to recover their purchasing power.
Sordo stressed that, in addition to guaranteeing wage increases, the agreement also represents a modernization of the contents of collective agreements, with the regulation of teleworking, digitization, digital disconnection processes or the use of artificial intelligence by companies. “In the negotiation of collective agreements, this agreement must be taken to all companies and all sectors of the country and in this endeavor we are in CCOO. It is a great agreement and it has to be a lever to raise wages”, he stressed .
The ratification will be this Wednesday, at 11 am, in the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. The event will be attended by the general secretaries of CCOO and UGT, Unai Sordo and Pepe Álvarez, and the presidents of CEOE and CEPYME, Antonio Garamendi and Gerardo Cuerva. The agreement contemplates wage increases of 4% in 2023, and 3% for both 2024 and 2025. The 32-page draft of the agreement reached between the parties also includes a salary review clause that, in the event of a deviation from inflation, could imply additional increases of up to 1% for each of the years of the agreement (2023- 2025) to apply at the beginning of the following financial year.
Thus, if at the end of this year, the interannual CPI for December 2023 were greater than the 4% recommended salary increase, a maximum additional increase of 1% with effect from January 1, 2024. In the case of 2024 and 2025, for which a 3% salary increase is recommended, the safeguard clause with that additional 1% will be activated when the interannual CPI for December exceeds 3 % and will apply to the following year, that is, January 1, 2025 and January 1, 2026, respectively.