Spain: social partners sign a major social agreement that provides for a 10% pay rise over three years

Management and unions have agreed in an National Framework Agreement on Employment and Collective Bargaining to a wage increase of 4% in 2023 and 3% in both 2024 and 2025, along with an annual 1% inflation revision clause. The text, which will serve as a guide for collective bargaining, also includes recommendations on labour flexibility and on combatting discrimination, as well as better preparation for employees facing the effects of the dual green and digital transition.

Through CĂ©cile Thibaud. Published on 11 May 2023 Ă  16h55 - Update on 11 May 2023 Ă  16h55

On 10 May, representatives of the CCOO and UGT central trade union bodies and the CEOE and Cepyme employer confederations ratified a new National Framework Agreement on Employment and Collective Bargaining (AENC), 2023-2025, making this the fifth edition in the space of 15 years. The agreement gathers together  recommendations that will serve to guide collective agreement renewal negotiations over the next three years. For the social partners, this text, which was negotiated outside the pressure cooker of government and political influence, affirms the autonomy of social dialogue. More than a binding obligation, the AENC is a guarantee of social peace and a symbol of the efforts the country’s main employers’…

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