Royal Decree

The Government of Spain approved by the Royal Decree-Law 10/2010 of urgent measures for the reform of the labour market, the labour market reform that had been brewing over the past three years, in which social partners, employers and trade unions, had not been able to reach an agreement.Before this perspective and the pressure exerted by our neighbours in the eurozone, the Government has been forced to impose a reform that did not like some or others. Sign of the weakness of this reform is the fact that the Royal Decree convalidase in the Parliament with more (173) abstentions than votes in favour (169, i.e., only those of the PSOE). This reform came into force on June 18, 2010, although it is a reform that is temporary, since, as we shall have the opportunity of trying later, will be processed as a Bill before Parliament, which will give occasion to the parties represented there include their amendments, and must be subsequently revoke all current reform items that contradict the reform final. This definitive reform estimated that it will be ready, depending on whether amendments are included in the upper house or not, to late August or early September, since it is in the pipeline of urgency (derived from a Royal Decree-Law), which already if cropped deadlines by half, and that you have enabled the months of July and August for many meetings of the commissionsPapers or of the plenary as needed. This recent reform has therefore had a single real purpose, which is none other than the calm increasingly lit tempers of our European partners, who demanded a reform of large vessels in Spain. After this brief introduction, we will perform an analysis of the most important changes that have been introduced through this last reform, we should remember, provisional, and which is in force since 18 June 2010.