Huelva, Spain (PortSEurope) April 24, 2019 – Spanish national ports agency Puertos del Estado has said that an agreement has been reached with trade unions on the new collective labour contract and it could be signed today, the president of the institution, Salvador de la Encina, said.
In Algeciras, De la Encina has expressed his satisfaction because “today, possibly, we will sign” the agreement after “nine and a half years without collective agreement for the more than 7,000 workers of the port authorities.”
The agreement will have 2018 as the date of entry into force and a duration of eight years, so it will be valid until the end of 2025, he explained. De la Encins has emphasised that the document supposes an improvement of the wage conditions of the workers and that “it reorganises, in the professional scope, the Spanish port system”.
Along with the agreement, De la Encina has highlighted the development of a new strategic framework that he hopes to have closed at the end of the year and that will allow during the next decade the Spanish ports to “continue to grow despite the economic crisis.”
Source: Algeciras al minuto
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