Important novelty in the negotiation of the reform against the abuse of interns in the Public Administration. The Ministry of Public Function, headed by Miquel Iceta, has included in its latest proposal the demand of the unions that the interns who are currently abusing their temporary position and that they do not take the final position in the stabilization processes are financially compensated. The amount that the Government raises is 20 days per year worked, in line with the amount recognized by the Supreme Court for temporary public employees (labor) in fraud to whom it recognizes the status of non-permanent indefinite.
It is the proposal that the Ministry of Public Function has transferred this Friday to the representatives of public workers, according to sources of the negotiation.
The Government has not reached an agreement with the unions today and will continue negotiating various issues with the workers’ representatives, although union sources acknowledge the “progress” of the latest Executive proposal, which extends compensation to temporary workers in fraud in their positions. today and not just future appointments.
The path of negotiation
The modification is very relevant. The first reform proposal against the excessive temporality of the Government did not even propose any compensation. For no worker. It focused on the modification of the EBEP (Basic Statute of the Public Employee) to restrict to three years the maximum in which an intern could be in his position. That period had to entail the automatic termination of the temporary person. It also recognized for the first time that administrations would be held accountable for violating the limits of temporality.
The majority representatives of public employees claimed that, in addition to legal limitations, some compensation was required for temporary workers affected by the abuses, which could also function as a sanction and a mechanism to prevent this labor fraud. European justice has disfigured Spain, which currently does not have mechanisms for the prevention or punishment of abusive temporary employment in the public sector. The last time on June 3.
During the negotiations, the Government sent a draft in which it was agreed to recognize a severance pay of 33 days per year worked to those temporary workers who were in their positions more than the maximum time established by law. But it was only being proposed for future worker appointments and not for those already in their positions.
The unions celebrated the passing of Minister Iceta, but they demanded that the interim who today are in their positions in fraud of the law and that they leave their positions be compensated.
Finally, the Ministry has granted his request. The Government’s proposal is committed to recognizing an indemnity of 20 days per year worked to the temporary workers in fraud who seek the stabilization process and do not remove the public square. In addition, union sources explain, the intention is that a specific job bank be created for these interns who do not take a place.
The compensation proposed for layoffs in the event of abuse, present and also future, would remain like this in those 20 days per year worked, instead of the 33 initially raised.
The parties will continue negotiating, with a meeting called next Monday. Union sources explain that workers’ organizations have to submit the proposal to internal consultations, but acknowledge that the Government has taken many steps during the negotiation.