Last Friday, the Federation of Horticultural Exporters of the Province of Las Palmas, Fedex and the Association of Exporting Tomato Growers of Tenerife, Aceto, have denied the allegations of irregularities in the application of the new minimum wage.
When the increase in the minimum wage was approved, they informed the workers about "the great difficulties to apply this salary increase, of around 23%, given the impossibility of prices rising proportionally," said the employers in a statement.
With the old minimum wage, a series of supplements had been included in order to improve the salaries.
At the same time, and based on the activity's results, it was agreed with the union representatives that there would be an annual increase in salaries, say the entrepreneurs.
Given this situation, companies in the sector have increased the wages, in application of RD 28/2018.
"The disagreement of some unions entails that the issue will have to be resolved by the competent court; consequently, to date, there is no sentence that ratifies the commission of irregularities," said the employers.