New law approved on sustainable mobility-to-work

15 February 2024 1 min read

By Fernando Solana Romero

At a glance

  • New collective employment measures on sustainable mobility will soon be published.
  • The measures will incorporate ‘green collective bargaining’ for the first time into Spanish law.
  • Within 24 months of the law coming into force, companies must have sustainable mobility plans in place for workplaces with more than 500 workers or 250 per shift.
  • The sustainable mobility plans must be addressed as part of collective bargaining.

On 13 February 2024, the Spanish government announced that new collective employment measures on sustainable mobility will soon be published.

The new draft law (Anteproyecto de Ley de Movilidad Sostenible) has been approved and sent to the Spanish Parliament. Parliamentary processing of the text will now begin. From an employment perspective the law:

  • incorporates ‘green collective bargaining’ for the first time into the legal system; this constitutes a new area for the development of collective bargaining;
  • requires companies, including those in the public sector, to have sustainable mobility plans in place for workplaces with more than 500 workers or 250 per shift, within 24 months of the law coming into force;
  • requires the sustainable mobility plans to be negotiated with the employees’ legal representatives or, failing that, with a committee made up of the most representative trade unions in the sector;
  • requires the inclusion in the plan of specific sustainable mobility-to-work measures that cover, for example, the promotion of active mobility, collective transport, zero-emission mobility, shared and collaborative mobility solutions, and remote work in those cases in which it is possible. The plans must also include health and safety measures covering workplace commuting; and
  • will subject the plans to evaluation and monitoring to ensure the actions and measures included in the plan are implemented.

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