Sanz de Miguel, Pablo
02 October 2015
The Spanish government has introduced reforms limiting the social partners’ role in managing continuous vocational training. The changes have been made because of a potential conflict of interests, and the emergence of some cases of fraud. The social partners, who had previously been in charge of curricula and managing funds, have not welcomed the move.
09 March 2014
The supermarket chain Mercadona  is one of the biggest in Spain. It has stores in 46 provinces in 15 autonomous communities. It employs more than 70,000 employees, most of them with open-ended contracts.  https://www.mercadona.es/ns/index.php
06 January 2014
Spain’s coal industry employs 4,894 workers. Of these, 3,407 work directly for 15 extractive coal companies and a further 1,487 are employed through subcontracting companies.
19 September 2013
The ‘ultra-activity’ principle of Spanish labour law guaranteed the continuation of a collective agreement, even after its expiry date. Its aim was to protect current working conditions even if an employer refused to sign a new agreement.
28 July 2013
The previous collective agreement between managers and workers at Ford’s manufacturing plant at Almussafes, in Spain’s Valencia region, was signed in 2007 by only one of the four unions represented on the workers’ committee, the General Workers Confederation (UGT ).  http://www.ugt.es
12 June 2013
The sustainability of the pension system has been one of the main concerns of institutions across Europe, as well as the Spanish government, since the financial crisis began. A reform of the Spanish pension system was not, however, put into law until March 2011, after its main elements were agreed by the social partners and the socialist government at the time. The government felt it was vital to get the backing of the social partners in order to keep this sensitive issue within a broad social and political consensus, as has been the case since the mid-1990s.
23 May 2013
Iberia, the Spanish flag carrier airline, currently employs nearly 20,000 people. In 2010, it became part of the holding company International Airlines Group (IAG ), the third largest worldwide commercial airline by revenue.  http://www.iairgroup.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=240949&p=index
09 May 2013
One of the most worrying aspects of the current economic crisis had been its impact on young people and their efforts to break into the job market. The Government of Spain  has acknowledged the seriousness of the situation, but also recognises that youth unemployment is a structural problem.  http://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/home.htm
12 March 2013
One of the main priorities of the Spanish Government  has been to reduce its fiscal deficit to meet the goals agreed with the European institutions. As a result, during its first year in government the Popular Party  renounced some of its flagship electoral commitments including its promise to increase pensions in line with annual inflation, as established by law.  http://www.senado.es/web/index.html  http://www.pp.es/
07 January 2013
The Spanish government has approved the national budget for 2013. The aim of the budget is to meet the deficit reduction goals agreed with the Eurogroup , targeted at 6.3% of gross domestic product (GDP) for 2012, 4.5% of GDP for 2013, and 2.8% of GDP for 2014.  http://www.eurozone.europa.eu/eurogroup?lang=en