Treasury proposes a salary increase of 8% in three years to officials

The salary increase for civil servants of 8% distributed over three years that the Ministry of Finance proposed yesterday was rejected by the unions as insufficient, although the negotiations continue today and it is verified that the positions have come closer.

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29 September 2022 Thursday 05:41
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Treasury proposes a salary increase of 8% in three years to officials

The salary increase for civil servants of 8% distributed over three years that the Ministry of Finance proposed yesterday was rejected by the unions as insufficient, although the negotiations continue today and it is verified that the positions have come closer.

What the Government is proposing is an additional increase of 1.5% in salaries this year, which would be added to the 2% already granted in the 2022 budgets; in addition to 2.5% for 2023 and 2% for 2024. The Executive has finally moved to seek an agreement with the officials and in addition to the increase in salaries, it has also added other elements to its proposal such as the working day 35 hour work.

The unions have highlighted that the rise in inflation, including an underlying one that may end the year at around 8% and 6% in 2023, requires an adequate salary increase. “The impression of this first negotiating exchange that we have had with the Government is positive, but with reservations. We still don't have a specific offer of those who want to put it on”, said the coordinator of the CC.OO. Public Area, Humberto Muñoz. This union asks for a wage increase of between 9.5% and 10%, spread over the three years, and leaving the Government flexibility to proceed with its distribution.

On the other hand, from UGT they recognize the step that the Treasury has taken by incorporating an increase of 1.5% this year retroactively, but they consider the increases proposed for 2023 and 2024 insufficient. “For 2023, the Government does know that the Inflation is going to be high… We would be more satisfied if 2023 had the same treatment as 2022. It wouldn't be that far away either,” said the general secretary of the UGT for Public Services, Julio La cuerda.

In addition to the salary increase and the 35-hour working day, the Government has also exposed other measures that include improvements for internal promotion, mobility and access, as well as references to improvements for foreign labor personnel, which have not materialized. , the development of the Civil Service Law (which includes performance evaluation), telecommuting and talent recruitment.

The salary increase for civil servants of 8% distributed over three years that the Ministry of Finance proposed yesterday was rejected by the unions as insufficient, although the negotiations continue today and it is verified that the positions have come closer.

What the Government is proposing is an additional increase of 1.5% in salaries this year, which would be added to the 2% already granted in the 2022 budgets; in addition to 2.5% for 2023 and 2% for 2024. The Executive has finally moved to seek an agreement with the officials and in addition to the increase in salaries, it has also added other elements to its proposal such as the working day 35 hour work.

The unions have highlighted that the rise in inflation, including an underlying one that may end the year at around 8% and 6% in 2023, requires an adequate salary increase. “The impression of this first negotiating exchange that we have had with the Government is positive, but with reservations. We still don't have a specific offer of those who want to put it on”, said the coordinator of the CC.OO. Public Area, Humberto Muñoz. This union asks for a wage increase of between 9.5% and 10%, spread over the three years, and leaving the Government flexibility to proceed with its distribution.

On the other hand, from UGT they recognize the step that the Treasury has taken by incorporating an increase of 1.5% this year retroactively, but they consider the increases proposed for 2023 and 2024 insufficient. “For 2023, the Government does know that the Inflation is going to be high… We would be more satisfied if 2023 had the same treatment as 2022. It wouldn't be that far away either,” said the general secretary of the UGT for Public Services, Julio La cuerda.

In addition to the salary increase and the 35-hour working day, the Government has also exposed other measures that include improvements for internal promotion, mobility and access, as well as references to improvements for foreign labor personnel, which have not materialized. , the development of the Civil Service Law (which includes performance evaluation), telecommuting and talent recruitment.

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