Business organizations deeply regret the staging of the agreement signed today between the Ministries of Labor and Equality and the unions, for the unfortunate statements made about employers, and for the use that has been made of equality in the field of business for others. purposes.

With the text finally agreed, the Ministry of Labor is seeking a disguised labor reform, through regulations.

We consider this to be a subterfuge that violates once again the loyalty that must prevail in the daysocial logo, mEven more so in matters of such crucial importance as equality.

For all purposes we want to make it clear that:

  1. CEOE and CEPYME have never left the social dialogue table for equality, but have worked for many days to defend our commitment to real equality between men and women in companies.
  2. Equality issues have not been a cause of disagreement between the social partners and the Government, as we share the commitment to move towards real equality between men and women.

    The differences have arisen when the Ministry of Labor has introduced, through article 5.3 of the text on equality plans in companies, elements that have to do with the organization of worker representation in companies.

    CEOE and CEPYME understand that democracy in companies involves allowing working people to freely negotiate and decide what affects them without guardianship.

  3. Furthermore, in the final texts to which we surprisingly did not have access until 22:00 yesterday, incorporate issues that can seriously compromise the future viability of many companies at a particularly difficult time in the economy.
Thus, access to public tenders is impeded for companies that have not negotiated equality plans with the unions, which is one more example of the little relevance that equality has for the signatories and yes, on the other hand, the priority of guaranteeing the penetration of unions in companies where they are not represented.

We hope that the Council of State, whose report has been omitted for the moment, will address these issues.

Lastly, it cannot be forgotten that both standards must be limited to developing what is stated in the Equality Law without there being any excesses, as we understand what happens in this case and that we will try to fight by all means, including the judicial one.

In this sense, it should be clear that the Equality Law does not call for the development of this issue, which, however, the Ministry of Labor and the unions have addressed, curtailing the bargaining power of workers for the sole benefit of the union, being both a question "copethics"Which draws us away from this agreement, completely unrelated to the equality with which Spanish companies we are seriously compromised.

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