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Government Presents Its Plan To The Social Agents

The Government has formally submitted to the labor reform negotiating table the plan that it has been developing for a year to tighten business contributions for common contingencies for each loss registered from a temporary contract during the month in which said contract is terminated.

This is stated in a draft sent by the Executive to unions and employers at the labor reform table and collected by Europa Press. According to the text, the Government proposes modifying article 151 of the General Law of Social Security to raise the contribution that companies pay for temporary contracts when they are terminated. The objective is, mainly, to prevent the practice of not contributing on weekends and holidays by workers, although the monthly margin seems to indicate that the door will be opened to all contracts.

According to its current wording, the article in question establishes a 40% increase in the business fee for common contingencies in temporary contracts whose effective duration is equal to or less than five days. What the Executive proposes is to change the wording to the following: “In temporary contracts, the business contribution to Social Security for common contingencies will increase, in the month in which the worker is terminated and for each of said drops , in triple the daily amount determined by the application of the rate of contribution paid by the company to the minimum contribution limit for the contingencies of work accident and occupational disease “.

As is currently the case, the increase will not apply to workers included in the Special System for Employed Agricultural Workers.

One year raising the punishment
The plan is not new. The Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, José Luis Escrivá, already announced in December that the introduction of a rate, as a penalty , was under study for those companies that terminate the temporary contracts of their workers during the weekend. week to re-register them on Monday in order to save the payment of Social Security contributions. Already this summer, the minister advanced that there would be a growing overpricing based on the number of casualties per month.

The response of the social agents to the proposed modification of article 151 has been doubtful for the time being. As they have indicated to the agency, the text is “convoluted” and they hope that during the meeting of the labor reform table held this Wednesday the Executive will clarify the terms.