The division in CEOE muddies the negotiations of the ‘Rider Law’

The CEOE has not presented its own proposal to draft a new law on platform work. The Ministry of Labor has yet to set a new meeting and decide whether to continue waiting for the employers or to legislate only hand in hand with the unions.

The talks to draft a new labor law in digital platforms they are at a standstill. The division within the CEOE have paralyzed the employers, which after more than a month of negotiations have not yet presented their own proposal to discuss with the Ministry of Labor and the unions. At the moment, the latest move made by the department led by Yolanda Díaz, reducing the scope of its latest draft has been of no use to attract the employers to the negotiations. At the meeting held this Thursday afternoon and ended at the edge of nine o’clock at night, the castling of CEOE has been maintained and the conversations begin to tense; as confirmed by different sources present.

Antonio Garamendi He chairs a business organization with mixed interests in the field of digital platforms. One sector advocates vetoing the use of self-employed (false self-employed, according to the Supreme Court) and limiting subcontracting, especially in the field of delivery and logistics, as they see these practices as a competitive disadvantage for their more traditional work models . And the other, neatly represented by a digital, advocates endorsing the figure of the self-employed in the new legislation and suppressing the presence of the algorithm as a sufficient condition to determine the status of an employee. As estimated by the Supreme Court in its ruling in reference to a Glovo ‘rider’.

This division of positions within the bosses is muddying and straining the negotiations. Well, the unions do transfer proposals to Labor and urge the minister’s team to move towards an agreement. There are many points on the agenda of the social dialogue table where the centrals want to sink their teeth, such as the repeal of the labor reform of the PP. Work suppressed from its last document the creation of a registry of platforms and algorithms, as it was proposed CCOO Y UGT. The Secretary of State for Employment, Joaquin Perez Rey, argued this week that this exceeded its powers. But Trabajo also narrowed the scope of its draft to limit it to workers on digital delivery platforms, not all workers on digital platforms, as EL PERIÓDICO advanced.

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That last Labor movement was intended to attract the CEOE to negotiation, so that it will enter into a debate with its own proposals and be able to balance that movement in a balance with the unions, annoyed by this reduction. And so far, it hasn’t worked. CEOE remains mute about written proposals and the unions denounce that it is voluntarily delaying the talks and that it intends to suspend them until January. Date on which the parties have to reopen the negotiation for a new extension of the deadlines. That, given the precedents of the previous extensions, it threatens to monopolize social dialogue throughout the month of January and until the last day.

The social dialogue table has been raised this Thursday without agreement and the next one is scheduled to be held on December 17, according to sources consulted from the Ministry of Labor. Those of Yolanda Díaz will have to think of a proposal to try, again, that CEOE contributes to the negotiations.


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