GIG ECONOMY

Spanish Supreme Court rules food-delivery riders are employees, not self-employed

The decision could have far-reaching consequences for businesses in the so-called gig economy

CORONAVIRUS

Spanish government preparing special unemployment payment that would benefit 550,000 jobseekers

Labor ministry, unions and business associations negotiating a €430 monthly benefit and seeking ways to improve the conditions of the furlough scheme for part-time workers

CORONAVIRUS

Spain reports over one million job losses during coronavirus crisis

A quarterly fall of this scale was not even recorded during the worst months of the 2008 global recession

CORONAVIRUS

Flexible schedules and covered expenses: Spain drafts bill protecting the rights of remote workers

The initiative comes after thousands of employees were forced to work from home during the three-month coronavirus lockdown

CORONAVIRUS

Employment in Spain grows for the first time during Covid-19 pandemic

But despite help from the ERTE furloughing scheme, the labor market has lost 760,000 jobs since the beginning of the crisis

CORONAVIRUS

Spain approves guaranteed minimum income scheme for vulnerable families

Here is an overview of who will be eligible for the program, how it will be managed and how it will be funded

CORONAVIRUS

Spain releases €30.5 billion to relieve strained social security system

This is the second time that the government has allocated money to make up for the drop in contributions caused by the coronavirus crisis

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Spain’s guaranteed minimum income scheme set to assist 850,000 families

The measure is due to be approved by the government this week, and is aimed at helping 2.3 million at risk of poverty at a cost of €3 billion

Confusion reigns in Spain over deal with Basque party to repeal labor reform

The agreement with EH Bildu, which was announced late last night to the surprise of other groups, was subject to a late-night “rectification” by the Socialist Party

CORONAVIRUS

April jobless claims surge in Spain due to coronavirus effects

Although this is normally a good time of the year for the labor market, registered unemployment grew by 282,891 after posting similar figures in March

CORONAVIRUS

Coronavirus crisis compounds Spanish job market woes

While the first quarter of the year is never good, temporary layoffs and confinement have made things harder for workers and job seekers alike

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Spain’s guaranteed minimum income scheme will come with €5.5bn price tag

The coalition government is finalizing its plans for the system, which will be introduced in May and will benefit households in poverty

CORONAVIRUS

Spain’s public employment services swamped by millions of coronavirus-related jobless claims

Agencies have increased staff to process filings tied to temporary layoff schemes in a bid to start paying benefits by early May

CORONAVIRUS

Coronavirus crisis brings worst March on record for Spain’s labor market

Jobless claims surged by 302,000 people and social security affiliations slumped by nearly 900,000

CORONAVIRUS

Spain prepares fresh economic relief for the self-employed

With the economy in slow motion, small entrepreneurs may soon benefit from extended deadlines on social security payment obligations

CORONAVIRUS

Opposition Popular Party backs stricter lockdown, but slams government “improvisation”

Spain’s biggest labor unions also support the move, but businesses warn of “negative impact” on companies

CORONAVIRUS

Spain announces €200 billion relief package against effects of coronavirus

PM Pedro Sánchez calls it "the greatest mobilization of resources in the country’s entire democratic history"

CORONAVIRUS

Spain’s PM pledges millions of euros in relief for coronavirus emergency

Pedro Sánchez recommends remote working and the closure of schools across the country, not just in high-transmission areas

International Women’s Day

Women’s Day marches in Spain attract mass numbers despite coronavirus fears

Although turnout was lower than previous years, tens of thousands of people across the country took to the street to protest for greater gender equality

ECONOMY

Sluggish January sees 244,000 jobs destroyed in Spain

Registered unemployment rose by 90,248 from December, making this the worst month of January since 2014

Job market

September job creation in Spain falls to lowest level since 2013

While employment is growing in aggregate terms, there is a lot of instability due to the high number of temporary positions

ECONOMY

Employment in Spain inching close to a historical high

But many of the new contracts are temporary while permanent ones continued to fall as part of an ongoing trend in 2019

WORKPLACE RIGHTS

Why Spanish employees may have to start clocking in and out once more

From today, a new law will force all companies in Spain to track the number of hours their employees work, in a bid to clamp down on the widespread practice of unpaid overtime

ECONOMY

Spain creates nearly 600,000 jobs in a year, but unemployment rises in first quarter

New data shows jobless rate has inched up to 14.7%, but minister says seasonal factors are to blame

GENDER EQUALITY

Spanish Cabinet cracks down on gender discrimination in the workplace

A new decree has been passed that aims to reduce the pay gap and promote greater equality

Employment

Spain ends 2018 with biggest surge in job creation of the last 12 years

The unemployment rate has also dropped to 14.45%, thanks mostly to the public sector

EMPLOYMENT

Rise in Social Security affiliations points to rebound in the Spanish job market

But unemployment also grew last month, with a total of 3.2 million people out of work, according to figures released on Monday by the Labor Ministry