Spanish Textile Retail Association (art), which consist of Inditex, Mango, Primark, and H&Mamong other fashion companies, and unions on Monday formed the negotiating table for First State Agreement Commercial chains in the textile and footwear trade sector, according to a statement.
specific, CCOOwith eight representatives, the union with the largest representation will be at the negotiating table as will also be the General Confederation of Workers, with five members, while CIG and ELA will have one representative there.
A first agreement at the national level for the textile sector, reaching as a minimum to 66 large companies of the sector and a total of 110,000 workers.
CCOO Servicios noted in a statement that it sees these negotiations as “an opportunity to standardize upward working conditions—salary, working time, job quality—in large textile companies, ensuring the best current conditions at the brand or county level and organizing battalions to gain strength and advance rights.” ».
After taking the first step next Monday with the negotiating table constitution, employers and trade unions have already set the first dates to start negotiating this agreement, which will start after that. Sept. 27.
New textile employers are working on a new national agreement targeting large business groups or chains in the textile sector (including textiles, footwear, apparel, other accessories and household products) with a total physical sales area greater than 3500 square metres Nationwide, physical stores in at least three independent communities, or have more than 400 employees.
ARTE has specified that the aim is to advance with unions a “common, stable and homogeneous” framework of working conditions at the national level that serves as the basis for the sector, while also respecting existing company agreements.
In this way, the association of new textile employers consists of the Inditex Group (Bershka, Massimo Dutti, Oysho, Pull & Bear, Stradivarius, Kiddy’s Class, Zara, Zara Home), H&M, Mango, Primark, Iberian Sports Retail Group (JD and Sport Zone, Sprinter), Uniqlo, Pepco, Bimba y Lola, Kiabi, Tendam, and Parfois, among others.