60% OF CANARIES WORKERS ON ERTE HAVE NOT RETURNED TO WORK YET

2020/08/01 08:06:11 Written by Canarian Weekly Business

On Friday at the Conference of Presidents in Madrid, the president of the Canary Islands Government, Angel Victor Torres, exposed data on the extensive damage that the archipelago has suffered and cited, among other things, the amount of workers who, being in the Temporary Employment Regulation File (ERTE), have still not returned to work: around 60 percent.

Meanwhile, in the country as a whole, that figure stands at 30 percent, "Therefore, we are well below the state average," he said, to emphasize the importance of the ERTE being further extended.

At the moment the ERTE ends on 30th September, but Torres stressed the importance of another extension particularly due to the backward step that the recovery of the tourist industry has experienced this last week.

A meeting is already scheduled for the first week of September, with the Minister of Labour, Yolanda Díaz; the Minister of Tourism, Reyes Maroto; and the Minister of Territorial Policy for the Canary Islands, Carolina Darias; in which the expected outcome is, that it will be extended until the end of the year.