ERTE agreement is reached it WILL be extended until the end of September
The Government and the social partners have finally reached an agreement to extend the temporary employment regulation files (ERTE) until the end of September, as confirmed by the Ministry of Labour and the social partners via Twitter.
The CCOO, UGT and CEOE have approved the latest proposal that the Executive presented yesterday. The proposal includes the maintenance of the ERTEs of total force majeure for companies that have not yet returned to activity, and the possibility that companies that are forced to close again due to a second wave of the coronavirus, may qualify for an ERTE of force majeure as now.
The Government will hold an extraordinary council of ministers tomorrow (Friday), to approve the royal decree that will prolong the ERTE.
In a statement, the CEOE has announced that “they have approved the latest proposal presented by the Ministry of Labour to extend the temporary employment regulation files (ERTE).”
In the same text, the CEOE adds that they "consulted the government bodies today (Thursday), and there has been unanimous support for the proposal, while it presents important advances with respect to the initial proposal. However, we continue working so that in the month of September we can address how the last quarter of the year will be faced, always with the shared desire of the parties that by then all possible activity has been recovered.”
As far as the UGT is concerned, the union plans to make an assessment of the agreement shortly.
The Ministry of Labour posted on Twitter that there is a "green light for the #Social Agreement between the Government and the social partners for the extension of the ERTE until September 30th. The protection measures for workers and companies will be adapted to the current context to continue accompanying the most affected sectors.”
More details will be released following the decree in Congress tomorrow (Friday).