Balearic Islands insists on making ERTEs more flexible in tourism and extending them


As indicated by the Minister of Economic Model, Tourism and Work, Iago Negueruela, The proposal of the Social Dialogue Table is that once part of the workers included in an ERTE return to work without restrictions, full bonuses are maintained for those who do continue in the file.

One of the proposals is that ERTEs for productive causes can be subsidized and two possibilities are proposed: that 100% of the workers affected by an ERTE be exempted (or 50% in the event that they are disabled) and another The alternative is to partially exempt the payment of contributions, to different degrees, depending on your international tourist demand, and taking into account regional productivity.

Negueruela has detailed that another of the proposals made to the Government, and also to the employers and state unions that participate in the Spanish Social Dialogue Table, is that, “operate the system that operates”, the ERTE are applied by work centers, and not by companies, taking into account that the resumption will be progressive in each one of them.

“The Social Dialogue Table of the Balearic Islands proposes a mechanism more adjusted to the reality of tourist activity, based on the processing of ERTE by workplace and thus being able to apply these extraordinary measures,” they explain in a statement.

It is that as exemplified, There are companies in ERTE with several hotels that may have a demand to open one of them but desist from doing so. because they would suppose a high labor cost for the workers of the establishments that remain closed. Days ago, as HOSTELTUR published, FEHM had already demanded that reopening the hotels not generate penalties in the ERTE.

Balearic Islands proposal on the regulation of ERTE in the tourism sector

On the other hand, the Social Dialogue Table, has approved the diagnostic strategy of COVID-19 in the reinstatement of workers to companies, which includes the voluntary offer by companies of serological tests to detect antibodies to the virus, a test that workers will also have the right to reject.A protocol has been established so that when positive results occur, those affected are subjected to PCR tests, whose supervision, recording and monitoring of results will correspond to Public Health, regardless of whether the analyzes are carried out by public or private health.