Spanish parliament adopts labour reform
The labour market reform presented by the government of Spain was approved by Parliament on 3 February 2022.
This vote confirmed the text that had already been adopted by decree in the Council of Ministers, the decision-making body of the Spanish government, on 28 December and which came into force on 1 January 2022. The law was published in the Official Gazette on 30 December.
Its main features include the introduction of measures to combat the abuse of temporary contracts and excessive employee turnover, with better supervision of subcontracting. The text also strengthens collective bargaining while facilitating new internal flexibility tools for companies, to help them adapt while also avoiding redundancies.
The labor reform is the result of lengthy negotiations, during which the government, unions and the business sector discussed the modification of some of the most controversial elements of legislation passed by the main opposition Popular Party in 2012.
The full text can be found here (in Spanish).