Spain: Number of companies applying internal flexibility measures has tripled

The number of Spanish companies applying flexibility measures to working time and pay tripled between 2012 and 2013.

Latest figures from Spain’s Ministry of Employment and Social Security show that nearly 27% of companies surveyed have applied internal flexibility measures – changing working time, the type of working time or wages. Based on 2013 data, three times as many companies used internal flexibility measures (in Spanish) compared with 2012. 

These measures affected 46% of the employees surveyed. However, the changes have mostly been made in larger companies: 57% of companies with more than 500 workers had changed working time or wages.

Some 18% of the companies using internal flexibility measures had changed working time itself and 8% had modified the type of working time. Almost 7% of companies had changed their wage system or the amount they paid workers.



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