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Old Mar 28th 2020, 7:48 pm
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As per the guidance and support from the U.K in subsidising 80% of a salary to the max of £2,500 is there the same effort in Spain?

I am quite far into several interviews and this is a game changer in that it may be more stable to remain where I am than continue with a shift to a Spanish based company.

Ive done a few searches and spoken to a few friends who’re nationals but they’ve not heard anything to that effect. Their companies have assured that they will honour monthly salaries as normal, which is great but not the same security as U.K has pledged.

These are with all IT support companies so there is a high demand despite any hard times/recessions.

As an IT network manager supporting NHS, surgeries, government, key country infrastructure I am listed as a Key-Worker.

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Old Mar 29th 2020, 1:08 am
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AFAIK the Spanish government is not directly covering 80% of wages. It seems the mechanism being used by many companies is an ERTE, which is to temporarily lay off workers while guaranteeing their positions will be kept open for them to return to work later on. In the meantime workers can claim full unemployment benefit, which I think is a bit more than 1000 eur/month. Some companies implementing ERTEs are paying the difference so people effectively remain on full wages. But the cover doesn't appear to be as comprehensive as the UK.

The other thing to bear in mind is how all this is going to be paid for in the long run. I'm expecting increases in taxes and decreases in public services, pensions, etc. Whatever you're being offered in Spain right now, might not be what you'll be getting in a year or two. The same applies to the UK of course, but maybe not to the same extent. Also we've still got the eurozone meltdown to come.
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Default Re: Spanish government support for employed workers?

I m a bit confused ;-)
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'I am a Service Desk Manager and earn 5,500 a month working remotely in Murcia'

'As an IT network manager supporting NHS, surgeries, government, key country infrastructure I am listed as a Key-Worker.'


Could you clarify please
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Old Mar 29th 2020, 6:04 am
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I m a bit confused ;-)
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'I am a Service Desk Manager and earn 5,500 a month working remotely in Murcia'

'As an IT network manager supporting NHS, surgeries, government, key country infrastructure I am listed as a Key-Worker.'


Could you clarify please
Hi! What needs clarifying? I work remotely for a U.K support company, amongst many client industries, we cover those above also.
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breakfasttea - did you get sorted in the end ?
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