CCOO attributes the decrease in agricultural unemployment in August to the harvest

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The decrease in agricultural unemployment by 6,693 people last August is mainly due to the advancement of the harvest in Spain and France, the Workers’ Commissions pointed out this Friday.

The union has highlighted in a note that this is the largest drop in unemployment registered in the primary sector since August 2018, while discontinuous fixed contracts have skyrocketed, with 155,078 of this type in one year, as a consequence of the latest labor reform

CCOO of Industry has affirmed that “the good figures of agricultural employment must be accompanied by the promotion of collective bargaining, which is stagnant in several provinces and regions”.

In this sense, he has summoned the Asaja agrarian organization to reactivate the negotiation of the pending agreements, especially that of the countryside at the state level, to provide “security and tranquility.”

He has also called on the agricultural employers to update the salary tables according to the current minimum wage and to approach the negotiation taking into account the growth of prices to make the sector attractive with “dignified and decent” wages.

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