The Government of Spain approved on June 16 by the Royal Decree-Law 10/2010, on urgent measures for the reform of the labour market, the labour reform that had been brewing over the past three years, in which social partners, employers and trade unions, had not been able to reach an agreement.Before this perspective and the pressure exerted by our neighbours in the eurozone, the Government has been forced to impose a reform that did not like some or others. It is a reform with a single real purpose, which is none other than the calm increasingly lit tempers of our European partners, who demanded a reform of large vessels in Spain. And it is so this Royal Decree is provisional, since their processing to the Congress of deputies will be conducted through a Bill, instead of by way of Decree. While in this last way the parliamentary processing would have limited to check if there was extraordinary and urgent situation need required by the Constitution for the decree-laws, the way of the Bill opens the door to the introduction of amendments that can make parliamentarians during its parliamentary passage. In this case, after approval of the final act, repeal all those extremes of Royal Decree law which has entered into force today that come into contradiction with that.

It is estimated the final reform ready by the end of 2010. After this brief introduction, we will perform an analysis of the most important changes that have been introduced through this last reform, we should remember, provisional, and which will take effect from June 18, 2010. Firstly, and as action star, is generalized the use of the so-called contract of employment, which to date was only applicable to persons aged between 16 and 30 and those older than 45 years, those who take more than 6 months in unemployment (after the reform this requirement is established in three months), the victims of violence domestic and to persons in a situation of social exclusion.