Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Liberalising The Labour Market

Here's one for fans of labour market "flexibility", often sold to us as the only thing standing between Spain and an economic miracle. Well a woman in Barcelona has just been sacked by the company she works for because of repeated unjustified absences from work and for not being punctual. Naturally, the interpretation you choose to make of the word "unjustified" is a very personal one, and some might argue that the fact the person concerned has been in a coma since suffering a serious traffic accident in September would be a mitigating factor. Not apparently enough to prevent the dismissal, so a big round of applause for El Punt del Peix - company of the week.


Susan said...

Wot no sick pay?

Graeme said...

No job, no sick pay.