22% of workers fear retaliation if they join a union, even though it is a gesture that can remain anonymous, according to the Collective Bargaining Survey carried out by the CC.OO May Day Foundation. posted this morning.
Data that the general secretary of the union, Unai Sordo, calls “a scandal.” “It is unacceptable that in a democratic state, 22% feel that they can be retaliated for this reason. 5% would already be a scandal, but 22% draws attention. It has to do with a reality that I am not saying is the majority, but that is not marginal, a way of understanding the management of the company as authoritarian, which considers that the organization of workers is an element to be pursued,” Sordo stated in the presentation of the survey.
A third of workers regularly accept conditions that are not legal
The survey also indicates that half of Spanish workers consider that their working conditions are imposed by their company and that they do not have the capacity to negotiate them, which for the union demonstrates the need to promote Collective Bargaining. Another significant fact is that a third regularly accepts working conditions even knowing that they are not legal.
For Unai Sordo, the survey represents an amendment to the entirety, and with data, to the labor policies that have been made since the 1980s and that came to prescribe that for companies to function, there had to be a gradual degradation of working conditions. job. “It is about counteracting this idea, even for economic efficiency,” says Sordo, adding that workers show that their performance depends largely on reducing job insecurity. “It is time to definitively break the old inertia of the Spanish labor model, of a vertical and authoritarian company, with low salaries and external flexibility,” concludes the unionist.