The acting Minister of Labor has said that, for the Government, "the success of collective bargaining, as the guiding principle of labor relations, is also a success for the whole society." Confemetal "commitment to social dialogue", something that was revealed with the approval of the second State Agreement for the industry, technology and services of the metal sector, in June 2017, and which has been the basis of the negotiation from the third, about to take effect.

The new labor norm, from which two million workers will benefit, is "complete and modern, being an example for its content and including important advances in the gender perspective," said the minister.

This Agreement is committed to an equal and non-discriminatory professional promotion, registering wages disaggregated by sex and groups, with a non-sexist language and improving the professional classification of workers. In addition, it homogenizes the probationary period, the hiring modalities, the maximum annual working day, the disciplinary regime, the minimum norms for the prevention of occupational risks and geographical mobility.

Continuous training

During his speech, Magdalena Valerio said that the position of Confemetal betting on training in the sector and that it translates into the work that, in this regard, has been done by its Foundation for 30 years, "is aligned with the premise of the Government of the need to invest in people's abilities to train and recycle, and to support each worker in the various transitions they will face in the course of their lives. "

According to the Minister of Labor, it is about "assuming that we are facing a new paradigm, which goes through the recognition of the universal right to lifelong learning."
Finally, Magdalena Valerio recognized the transformations carried out by the companies in the sector through excellent management and that "should stimulate all Spanish companies to increase the competitiveness of our economy."

The Spanish Confederation of Metal Organizations brings together 80 territorial and sectoral entities representing more than 220,000 companies, with almost two million workers. The contribution they make to our economy is more than remarkable because they are responsible for 39.5% of the country's industrial production. The vast majority (98.5%) are SMEs with less than 50 employees.

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