Spanish IUF affiliates fight bogus self employment

13 February 2017

Spanish affiliates UGT and CC.OO have made significant gains in the fight against outsourcing and the 'bogus' self employment of migrant workers in the meat sector.

The Spanish Parliament has approved a legal change that will prevent companies from outsourcing the most important parts of production to false cooperatives and employment agencies. The change will make working hours, salaries and social security at least the  equivalent of those prescribed in collective bargaining agreements that apply to employees.

This follows months of action by IUF affiliates who have requested labour inspections, held protests and strikes and negotiated with employers.