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27 October 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 13:12 GMT+1

September 17, 2020

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The Spanish transport federation denounces illegal telework

Latin American companies offer local workers to Spanish companies

Among the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the economy is been the one in many nations affected by the health crisis of exponentially speed up the use of smart working in its various forms, including telework. If in many cases this tool, used to avoid the number of excessive numbers of people in the workplace that would have increased possibility of contagion, has proved effective both to address the emergency that to streamline activities work, there has also been at least one negative aspect. The one denounced by Fenadismer, the Spanish national federation transport associations.

Fenadismer has announced that it has discovered the existence of based in Latin America that offer the possibility of hire workers located in South American nations to get them work through telecommuting in Spain, hired workers based on the wage conditions of the countries in which they are located and which provide - the federation pointed out - salaries up to the 60% lower than those perceived in Spain.

The offer of Latin American teleworkers - specified Fenadismer - provides for the hiring of administrative technicians for a monthly salary of just 379 euros, of specialist technicians for 499 senior programmers for just 799 euros per month. To this - took over the Spanish transport federation - adds the advantageous proposal for Spanish companies to make work these staff from Monday to Friday Spanish working hours even if it corresponds to the hours Latin America at night.

Fenadismer urged government authorities to stop this practice by including in the decree-law for the telecommuting regulations in Spain that the Madrid government is negotiating with the social partners a special rule to prevent the conduct of this practice by providing for heavy penalties Economic. In addition, the federation also invited the Inspectorate Labour to promote a specific action plan for elimination of this practice which - Fenadismer pointed out - constitutes a brutal form of unfair competition that involves a real destruction of employment, absolutely harmful especially in view of the current unemployment levels in Spain caused by the health crisis.

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