Pre-agreement by employers and UGT on an extension of the collective hotel and catering agreement for the next two years

Jan 16, 2023 | Current affairs, Featured, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

The hotel federations of Mallorca, Menorca and Eivissa reach an agreement with FeSMC-UGT Balearic Islands to increase wages by 5% in 2023 and 3.3% cumulatively in 2024.

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An extension of the collective hotel and catering agreement

The hotel federations of Mallorca, Menorca and Eivissa-Formentera have reached a pre-agreement with UGT to extend the collective bargaining agreement for the hotel industry in the Balearic Islands for two more years, which will allow social dialogue to continue without social conflict for the periods of 2023 and 2024. It also establishes a wage revision clause capped at 1% as of 1 April 2025, linked to the evolution of the CPI. On the employers’ side, the hotel federations of Mallorca (FEHM), Menorca (ASHOME), Eivissa and Formentera (FEHIF) signed the pre-agreement, while on the side of the workers’ representatives, the FeSMC-UGT of the Balearic Islands was present. The meeting was held under the mediation of the Conselleria de Modelo Económico.

Specifically, the agreement is for two years and will allow an increase of 5% for the first year (2023) and a cumulative 3.3% for 2024. The agreement encompasses the employers’ associations of all the islands, which will allow for better implementation throughout the Balearic Islands. The pre-agreement reached today will now be passed on to the other parties affected by the sectoral collective bargaining agreement so that they can join the agreement.

On the other hand, in a tripartite manner, the government, employers and the union have also agreed to finalise the work on the methodology for analysing workloads. Likewise, a commission will be created between the economic and social agents for aspects of training linked to tourism activity.

It is estimated that the agreement adopted today could benefit more than 150,000 workers in the hotel and catering sector in the Balearic Islands, i.e. one in four workers in the Community.