The APB, CCOO and UGT agree a plan to inject 375,000 euros of funds each year to develop the skills of workers subject to the Collective Bargaining Agreement
The agreement between the company and the unions was signed today in the Port of Palma
The executive of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has reached an agreement today with the signatory unions to the III Collective Bargaining Agreement for State-Owned Ports and Port Authorities (specifically, CCOO and UGT) regarding the skills and professional development plan for 2020, 2021 and 2022. As a result, almost 375,000 euros of funds will be injected each year in order to boost the base salaries of around 260 workers who form part of the port organisation. This agreement involves the creation of 50 jobs, to be filled by internal promotion, and measures to increase the skills of a further 245 roles. The two parties, who together formed the Local Committee for Skills Management (CLGC), signed the agreement today during a meeting at the headquarters of the APB in the Port of Palma.
The chair of the APB, Jaume Colom, who has followed the negotiations for the agreement reached with the CLGC, voiced his appreciation for the efforts to reach a consensus made by the executive, the HR division, and the unions who signed the agreement. “It marks the beginning of a new stage for labour relations at the Port”, he said, as the APB will now have tools to enable the professional advancement of employees by developing their skills.