The CEOE union approves the extension of the ERTE
The Executive Committee of the CEOE (Confederación Española de Organizaciones Empresariales), has unanimously approved the proposal by the Government for extension of the temporary employment regulation files (ERTE) this morning until May 31st, paving the way for a new social agreement to extend them.
"The governing bodies of CEOE, met this morning (Tuesday) and have unanimously decided to approve the document for the extension of the ERTE until May 31st," says the statement sent by the association, which has also supported ATA's request to provide protection and help to the self-employed who are being affected by capacity and activity limitations by administrative order.
The CCOO workers union is also analyzing the proposal, and has already shown itself in favour of the extension. The UGT informed its Executive last week of the content of the Government's proposal, and Cepyme, which is expected to follow in the footsteps of CEOE, has summoned its Executive Board for a meeting this afternoon.
This means the Government and social agents will once again all agree on the new extension of the ERTE, which will be very similar in terms to the current regulation, in force until January 31st.
The latest government proposal, proposes the extension of all ERTEs without the need for new administrative authorizations, which will save management and bureaucratic costs. At the same time, it introduces an automatic mechanism for switching between the so-called impediment and limitation ERTEs, so that it is possible to move between both types of ERTE without the need for administrative authorization, with the reactivation of staff.
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In addition, workers affected by ERTE will continue to have access to the benefit without a grace period, the period consumed will not be computed until January 2022, and the benefit will be equivalent to 70% of the regulatory base.
According to the latest data from Social Security, at the end of December more than 755,610 workers were in ERTE, although at the high peak of the pandemic the protected workers reached more than 3.4 million.