CCOO RM requires the Ministry of Employment, on which the General Directorate of Labor Welfare depends, to put the necessary resources, material and human, so that what happened during the first pandemic outbreak, in which there were workers who they were months without payment. During the state of alarm, more than 14,500 ERTEs were presented due to force majeure that were resolved with a long delay, which caused the SEPE to proceed to make payments to the affected workers without resolving their files by the General Directorate of Social Dialogue and Welfare Labor. As CCOO RM has learned at present, the General Directorate has about 2,000 ERTE files on the table of which 90% are force majeure.
Of this amount there are only 100 resolved and about 1600 pending processing, of which about 400 already have a file number and the rest have not even been registered yet. CCOO denounces the situation that is looming for workers in this second wave of the pandemic.
For the union "we can see ourselves again in a situation similar to the one we already lived in the previous wave.
With the difference that the SEPE this time is not for the work of paying benefits without the assurance that the payments are correct, accepted and reviewed by the General Directorate of Social Dialogue and with a resolution of the same that gives its approval.
" For CCOO it is essential that the Employment Department put the necessary resources, material and human, assigning an adequate number of people to resolve said files as soon as possible.
Well, otherwise, this would cause workers to spend months without receiving unemployment benefit.