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The officials require Pedro Sánchez that, as he has promised that he will raise pensions with the CPI in December, whether or not there is a government, guarantee that he will apply the expected salary increase of public salaries. "Sanchez must commit to apply the increase as he has done with pensions. How? By decree, and that the permanent deputation of the Congress of Deputies validates it ," they explain to this newspaper from the Independent Trade Union and Officials (CSIF).
" If it can be carried out with pensions, why not with public salaries? ", They come from CCOO, a union that has already sent a letter to President Sánchez on this point and that threatens mobilizations if there is no explicit commitment. "We are already preparing mobilizations prior to the start of the electoral campaign to demand full compliance with the public employment agreements, including the salary increase agreed for 2020," they develop from CCOO.
The agreed salary increase referred to is that included in the multi-year agreement that the former Minister of Finance and Public Function, Cristóbal Montoro, closed with the unions and according to which public salaries must register a 2% rise in January In addition, officials can add different improvements based on economic growth, additional funds and deficit compliance. The part linked to the rebound in GDP seems unlikely to be met, for which it depends on additional funds and the deficit is more likely, and together they would add an additional 0.85%.
But that rise, if it occurs, would be applied over the next year, when it will be more feasible that there is already a Government with full operational capacity. On the other hand, the fixed 2% should be applied at the beginning of the year, and the unions fear that at that time the Executive will remain in office. Therefore, they demand that Sanchez give them the guarantee that the best will be carried out.
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