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Unai Sordo points out that "there is room" to reduce the working day and is committed to a "tripartite agreement" to do so.

He highlights that for the first time in Spain, work productivity "is increasing" "at the same time" that "employment is increasing".

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Unai Sordo points out that "there is room" to reduce the working day and is committed to a "tripartite agreement" to do so.

He highlights that for the first time in Spain, work productivity "is increasing" "at the same time" that "employment is increasing"

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, 2 Mar. (EUROPA PRESS) -

The general secretary of the Workers' Commissions (CC.OO.), Unai Sordo, has indicated that in Spain "there is room" to reduce the working day and has opted for a "tripartite agreement" between the Government, unions and business organizations. .

This was stated to the media before participating in the 10 de Marzo awards ceremony in Santiago de Compostela, organized by the union.

To carry out this reform of the day, Sordo has stressed that "it is necessary" to explore an agreement with the Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations (CEOE) and has shown himself available for that negotiation.

"We believe that there is time to address it, that we have a few months ahead of us, but sooner or later the working day in Spain has to go below those 40 hours that have been in place since the year in which the Workers' Statute was implemented," he added. .

Unai Sordo, when asked by the media about whether the second vice president of the Government and Minister of Labor, Yolanda Díaz, has responded to the request that the union made to request the collaboration of the employers to reduce the working day, has pointed out that "what "there is" is a Government agreement that determines that the working day will be reduced.

Thus, the union has considered that it is necessary to "give a chance" to the negotiation with the business organizations and has insisted that it would be "very good" if this decrease were the product of a tripartite agreement - Government, unions and business organizations - .

All of this, since, after approval, they will have to transfer it to the collective agreements, so it will be "much simpler" and there will be "much less resistance" to being able to do it that way.

"We must give the negotiation a chance and if not, the Government will have to act to comply with the agreement. We are in the negotiation phase. An agreement is going to be very difficult, but I do not think it is impossible and we must expedite the possibilities and I think we have a few months ahead of us to try it," he stated.

Likewise, he made reference to a report that the union presented this Friday in which they analyze the evolution of employment in Spain from 2018 to the present.

According to this document, in Spain the number of salaried workers increased by more than one and a half million in net terms. "The increase in employment in Spain made a leap forward in terms of permanent contracts that we had not known in the last 40 years," Sordo praised.

It is also demonstrated with data, he continued, that employment "is being generated" in segments of medium and high productivity, medium and high added value, which confirms that "it was perfectly compatible" to raise the minimum interprofessional wages and, at the same time, time, "drastically reduce" temporary employment and generate "higher quality" employment.

For the first time, in Spain work productivity is "increasing" while "employment is increasing." "This has never happened in our country," she stressed.