Friday, December 9

Yolanda Díaz announces the next regulation of the Scholarship Holder’s Statute: “They will have a catalog of rights”

This week the negotiation of the future Scholarship Statute will begin. It was announced by the Second Vice President and Minister of Labor, Yolanda Díaz, in an interview on TVE. Her ministry has summoned the unions and the majority employers on Friday to start the debate on this key regulation against “the precariousness” to which thousands of young people are forced in their foray into the labor market, Díaz stressed.

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“They will have a catalog of rights”, the second vice president has advanced. Yolanda Díaz has mentioned the “compensation of expenses” to these workers in training and internships, for example for the use of their mobile phones and laptops in the performance of their tasks, “giving a series of rights in the field of Social Security ” and “eliminate the formulas of false scholarship holders and scholarship holders” who perform structural work like other workers, among other issues.

The Scholarship Holder’s Statute is one of the commitments that hangs on the labor reform approved in December. The Government agreed within a maximum period of six months, that is, until June, to convene the trade union and business organizations to address the social dialogue.

This rule “which will have the purpose of tutored practical training in comparable companies or organizations, as well as the training activity carried out within the framework of curricular or extracurricular practices provided for in official studies”, includes the labor reform.

In addition, the regulation of the contribution of all scholarship holders to Social Security, which was included in the first block of the pension reform, is still pending (this time outside the agreed deadline).

Precariousness and fraud, on target

“It is one of the scourges of the precariousness that plagues youth in Spain,” Yolanda Díaz pointed out about the internships and scholarships that thousands of young people take every year to take their first steps in the job market. “As you know, hundreds of thousands of young people who have been forced by the misuse of employment formulas that are often fraudulent,” added the vice president.

Díaz has highlighted that Spain has never regulated a labor regulation “per se of fellows and fellows”, although there are decrees on non-work practices and also on curricular ones. “We are going to be one of the few countries in Europe that deal with this matter”, the second vice-president underlined.

The Minister of Labor has highlighted that there are not many similar regulations in Europe on this issue, which is why Spain intends to be at the forefront in expanding the collective’s labor rights. “France has a similar provision, but there are not many countries that have it, so I think it is of great importance,” Yolanda Díaz reiterated.