ELA consolidates its large majority in the elections held in 2014

Mar 18, 2015
In the words of Adolfo Muñoz “Txiki”, the Trade Union elections held in 2014 have strengthened counterweight trade unionism. In the Sourhern Basque Country ELA’s representation reaches 35.13%; whilst in the Basque Autonomous Community it reaches 39.88% and in Navarra it is 21.53%. This means a 0.27% increase in the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country and 0.46% in Navarra.

Muñoz has underlined the fact that the workers have chosen the trade union model represented by ELA, an independent, protesting and counterweight trade unionism. The general secretary appeared in Bilbao at a press conference alongside Txema Laiseka and Leire Txakartegi, members of the Executive Committee.

For ELA, the result of the elections is exceptional and it takes on greater importance if we take into account the fact that during this period in the Southern Basque Country 2,194 fewer delegates have been chosen.

During the four months of the concentrated period from the 1st of September to the 31st of December, 4,967 delegates were chosen, of which ELA obtained 2,362, meaning virtually one out of every two delegates chosen.

Furthermore, ELA doubles the representation compared to the second Trade Union and it has its highest representation in Gipuzkoa (43.76%).

ELA and LAB, together, have reached a historical maximum representation (58.21%), with a difference of 27.3 points compared to the total of CCOO and UGT (30.91%).

The General Secretary of ELA has demanded the Basque Government take into account the results of the Trade Union elections and has criticised the fact that the Lehendakari Urkullu, the Basque Regional President, has not accepted the recently requested meeting made by the Trade Union, when the intentions of Confebask, the Basque employers’ organisation, to illegalise ELA and LAB became known.