As usual, the Employers’ Association of Pharmacy Offices (FEFE) has made some forecasts for the revision of salaries, based on the National Agreement that affects the Pharmacy Offices.
It should be clarified that these provisions are not directly applicable to individual Agreements that affect certain territories such as Asturias, Barcelona, Vizcaya and Interprovincial de Lleida, Gerona and Tarragona or those that have been signed at the company level, although they could well also be influenced by the forecasts for a decline in GDP.
Growth forecasts for gross domestic product (GDP)
The exceptionality of the Covid-19 pandemic will undoubtedly produce a negative result in the evolution of GDP. The data for the first three quarters of 2020 indicate this.
Source: Expansión. GDP of Spain – Gross Domestic Product
Provision of the applicable agreement
According to what is established in the third article, fourth section of the XXIV State Collective Agreement for (and of the XXV for whom it is applicable), which is reproduced below, the requirements established in said precept are not met to proceed to increase for the year 2021 , on account of the agreement, the concepts that are included in the salary tables.
4. Once the Agreement has been denounced, as long as an express agreement is not reached on the new one, it will be understood that its normative content is automatically extended, increasing annually, in the month of January, the salary concepts included in the tables of remuneration on account of the new Collective Agreement by 2% in the event that the GDP of the previous year had increased more than 1%.
Therefore, according to the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, wages are provisionally frozen for the year 2021.
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