This Wednesday the hearing will be held in the National Court for the lawsuit presented by the General Directorate of Labor (DGT), also signed by CCOO and UGT, against the 2023 salary tables of the textile industry collective agreement, which are below the Minimum Interprofessional Wage (SMI) approved in January.
The lawsuit, filed last July in the social chamber of the National Court and to which EFE has had access, challenges the agreement signed in January of this year for an alleged violation of current legislation, and is directed against the main associations. business of the sector.
This is the Confederation of the Textile Industry (Texfor); the Union of Carpet Manufacturers and Covering (Unifam); the Association of Textile Entrepreneurs of the Valencian Community (Ateval); the Spanish Association of Plastic Industries (Anaip); the Spanish Knitwear Group and National Group of Media Manufacturers (AEGP), and the Spanish Federation of Clothing Companies (Fedecon).
The DGT confirmed that in the tables for this year the salary of workers in various professional groups would be below the amount of the Minimum Interprofessional Salary (SMI) established by Royal Decree 99/2023 of last February, which sets the SMI for 2 023 at 36 euros/day or 1,080 euros/month.
In no case, the lawsuit states, can an annual amount be considered less than 15,120 euros per year, since the decree specifies that its effects are retroactive from January 1.
Regarding the salary review for last year, the agreement guaranteed a minimum annual receipt of 14,000 euros for all workers who were included in its scope of application, a figure that coincided with that of the 2022 SMI.
The employers have opposed updating this year’s salary tables, CCOO highlights, arguing that all economic concepts – complements and bonuses – must be added to the base salary to reach the SMI, and that each company must be the one that pays the difference until reaching 15,120 gross euros per year in 2023.
The current salary tables included in the agreement signed in January, which affect 100,000 people and more than 6,000 companies, show salaries that, in some cases, are 13,340 euros per year.
CCOO demands that all professional categories have a base salary in tables that, at least, equals the SMI to adapt to current legislation, and that complements and bonuses are paid in a complementary manner.