The CEOE has valued the agreement signed this Monday in Moncloa to extend the files of temporary employment regulation (ERTE) due to force majeure until June 30 and has asked the Government to address “as soon as possible” its expansion in the sectors that require it. need beyond that date. For his part, the secretary general of Comisiones Obreras Unai Sordo, has considered that the agreement is an example of responsibility in the face of the pandemic.
In a note sent to the media, Sordo stressed that it is a “very important” agreement that they hope will serve to contain the destruction of jobs and an example in other political and institutional arenas. “More than an agreement, we have presented an attitude, an attitude of co-responsibility,” said Sordo, who hopes that this attitude maintained by employers and unions to prioritize “what unites” against their differences will serve as “a great example of political pedagogy And social”.
For their part, the CEOE and Cepyme have also valued the pact, the result of social dialogue, and the fact that “a new negotiation process is opened to extend support to the most affected companies and working people beyond the month of June”.
The CEOE explained that “Spanish companies have been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis, which has left many of them in a desperate situation.” In these cases, “the recovery process will be slow, more than the de-escalation itself”, so they urge the Government and unions to “seek new ways to guarantee the survival of the hardest hit sectors, their companies and their staff until the full recovery of its activity ».
The agreement has been initialed by the president of Cepyme, Gerardo Cuerva; the UGT general secretary, Pepe Álvarez; the president of the CEOE, Antonio Garamendi; the CCOO general secretary, Unai Sordo, and the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez. The document, was agreed on Thursday night and submitted to the governing bodies of the social partners on Friday morning, has been the result of weeks of difficult negotiations. .