Controversial Coronavirus Guide Causes Disagreement in Spanish Parliament

Minister of Labour and Social Security Yolanda Díaz Credit: La Moncloa flickr

HOPING to assist workers and employers to fully understand their rights and obligations now that Coronavirus is spreading, the Spanish Ministry of Labour and Social Security has  published a guide.

It immediately caused confusion amongst employers and argument between PSOE and Podemos coalition partners which has not helped the situation.

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Lawyers say that the contents of the document are based on existing laws although and there is nothing really new contained in the document there is a suggestion that workers could decide to stop work due to “serious and imminent” of risk of contagion which has employers up in arms.


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