- In Catalonia, from the beginning of the year, the number of labour force adjustment plans has significantly reduced: -47.47% on expiry plans, -57.76 on suspension of contracts and -55.23% on plans on reduction of the working hours
- The average wage variation in all Agreements has been of 0.86%.
- On a year-to-year variation basis, there has been a decrease of 92% in lost working days and hours because of strikes.
Regarding labour force adjustment plans (ERE, the abbreviation in Spanish), data from the Observatori d’Empresa i Ocupació analysed by this report shows that from January to May 2015 372 files were resolved, affecting 4,035 workers in total, 55.30% less when compared to the same period in 2014 (836 ERE). From those 372 labour force adjustment plans in 2015, 52 of them were expiry plans (13.98%) –affecting 1.238 workers–, 166 were on suspension of contracts (44.62%) –affecting 2.009 workers–, and 154 were on reduction of the working hours (41.40%) –affecting 788 workers–.
Positive global trend for the Labour Market: need of more reforms