The unions UGT, SIAT, CSIF, CCOO and CIG have called the staff of the State Tax Administration Agency (AEAT) to a rally this Wednesday, May 22, in the Special Delegations of Madrid, Catalonia, Galicia, Valencia and Andalusia to call on the organization’s management to negotiate labor and salary improvements.

As reported by UGT through a statement, it is not ruled out that the mobilizations will extend to all of the AEAT’s work centers in the coming weeks or that a strike will be called.

The main union organizations of the Tax Agency will deliver a letter addressed to the first vice president and Minister of Finance, María Jesús Montero.

Furthermore, after repeated attempts by the union organizations that signed the letter to find a solution to the conflict declared on April 4, UGT has assured that it will present a document requesting the parliamentary groups to disapprove the Secretary of State for the Treasury and president of the Tax Agency, Jesús Gascón Catalán.

According to the CCOO union, the working conditions of the workforce have deteriorated to the point of affecting the provision of a fundamental public service for citizens such as information, assistance and support for compliance with their tax obligations.

“These organizational problems are aggravated by the decrease in staff in the small work centers of emptied Spain and, therefore, the proximity and assistance to the taxpayer is deteriorated,” CCOO has denounced.

The CSIF union has denounced that in the last 6 years the management of the Tax Agency has dedicated itself to freezing collective bargaining and yet discretionarily increases the salaries of those who earn the most.

In 2023, the AEAT had 1,265 workers in groups A1 (higher bodies), which earn the highest specific rates in the entire AGE. “That is, while senior officials receive supplements exceeding 60,000 euros, the majority of the workforce has their salaries, their professional careers and their collective agreement blocked,” the union denounced.

The Tax Agency staff also demands the development of teleworking and the negotiation of the telephone service, announced by the Minister of Finance, María Jesús Montero, “who did not want to negotiate the working conditions of this service in the morning.”

The unions also consider that productivity should be reviewed, the distribution of which prioritizes the group of inspectors, discriminating against the rest of the workforce.

Finally, they have demanded improvements in working conditions for the Customs Surveillance group, classifying this destination as a risky profession and reinforcing material and human resources by developing a true Tax Police, “a need that has become evident after the tragic events in Cádiz”.