In this post, we are going to talk about the collective bargaining agreement for road freight transport. But first, let’s talk about collective bargaining agreements. Do we know what exactly a collective bargaining agreement is? How does it affect us?
A collective bargaining agreement is a source of rules that regulates the duties and rights that exist in the relationship between an employer and a worker, and depending on the profession or the minimums established, some things can be agreed upon or others, with both parties reaching an agreement.
In other words, the collective bargaining agreement is a legal standard and a labor law that regulates working conditions in the labor sector at the territorial level and is binding on both parties (employee and employer).
Collective Bargaining Agreement for Road Freight Transportation
As we have indicated above, the collective bargaining agreement regulates the working conditions of the workers and in the transport sector it affects not only its workers, but also the carriers, which is the latest improvement in the collective bargaining agreement for the transport of goods by road.
The last update at the national level took place on September 7, 2020, in which they wanted to facilitate the management of the company, the quality of life of its employees, in particular its drivers, and to encourage the recruitment of driving personnel.
This agreement is valid until December 31, 2021, when it will be reviewed again and new measures will be presented in order to reach new agreements on both sides. Collective agreements are reviewed at the national level before their effective date to reiterate proposals and reach new agreements.
Collective bargaining agreement for the transport of goods by road Madrid
At the autonomous community level, the communities have their own collective bargaining agreements reached by the UGT and CCOO union representatives.
In the event that a community does not have a Collective Bargaining Agreement, it would resort to the Agreement established at the state level.
For example, the Madrid agreement indicates everything related to the night bonus, per diems, vacations, working hours… But in the event that this agreement does not exist, you would have to resort to the agreement established by the BOE, where it is also indicated.
In this latest update of the agreement, an agreement has been reached on a 1.5% wage increase for 2021 and a new calculation formula for the ordinary working hour. In turn, a CPI-equivalent increase has been established as of 2022 with a maximum limit of 0.75%.
Also, an agreement has been reached regarding partial retirement, which is voluntary on the part of the companies, who will have to negotiate with their workers the reduction of the working day and the way in which their residual working day is to be provided.
Directorate General of Transport of Madrid (DGT)
The General Directorate of Transport of Madrid has exhaustively classified all collective agreements that affect the world of transport and logistics, as well as the one that encompasses the agreement on road freight transport, so a look at your page can clarify all the doubts that may arise in terms of the agreements that may apply to us as carriers, drivers, etc..
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Macarena Álvarez Plaza Update: 13/11/2023 José Escudero Specialist in logística y transporte