Díaz takes to the streets with the unions to chop the working day towards the warnings of the IMF and the Bank of Spain: “We must put an end to the 'I can't live'” | EUROtoday

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Reduce the working day with out reducing salaries to “work less to live better” and “end the 'life doesn't give me'.” With this proclamation, the Minister of Labor, Yolanda Daz, joined the 2 main union facilities within the nation this morning on the beginning sign of the May Day demonstration. The second vp thus insisted that it’s the “government's task” to hold out this measure, towards the suggestions of nationwide and worldwide organizations that query it.

Early this Wednesday morning, Díaz inspired folks to “go out into the streets to reduce the work day.” “Our lifespan is at stake,” he mentioned on the social community fastidiously evaluated and be accompanied by a discount in salaries, such because the Bank of Spainwhich simply yesterday warned that “it entails risks for employment growth.”

Before attending the demonstration, a customized for Díaz, who was the primary employment official of a Government to hitch the protesters on May Day in 2021, the vp went by the Ser microphones, the place she recalled that, on at the present time, in 1890, an indication was held for the primary time in Madrid to demand the eight-hour day and “we have had it frozen for 40 years.” The Minister of Labor has insisted that The discount in weekly hours should be carried out whereas sustaining salaries, as a result of the median wage in Spain is 1,545 euros. “We are not European, salaries must be improved. We have engineers who are earning 1,500 euros, then we complain that they are leaving the country,” he emphasised.

Already on the head of the demonstration, on Madrid's Gran Vía, and within the presence of the union leaders, Unai Sordo (CCOO) and Pepe Álvarez (UGT), along with a broad illustration of the Council of Ministers (from the primary vp and head of the Treasury, Mara Jess Monteroto the particular person in control of Transport, Scar Bridgepassing by the Minister of Social Security, Elma Saizor the third vp and minister of Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera) Díaz has insisted on this measure that goals to cut back the working day from the present 40 hours per week to 37.5 hours and which is at the moment being debated at a social dialogue desk between the employers and the unions.

It isn’t the one measure that has been talked about. The Minister of Labor has additionally cited a few of the reforms that she has in her portfolio for this legislature and which have additionally been the topic of warning by supervisory our bodies, such because the dismissal reform -the IMF has requested to “relax” employment protection-, the enhance in salaries -the Washington-based group has additionally warned that it’s essential to fastidiously consider the results of further will increase within the SMI- or the incorporation of unions into the boards of administrators of corporationswhich the Congress of Deputies has initially rejected.

On the union facet, each Sordo and Álvarez have centered on lowering the working day with out lowering wages, not just for employees coated beneath the umbrella of collective bargaining, however for all the workforce, approving adjustments within the Statute of Workers. “The 37.5 hours have to be a reality in the BOE without much time passing,” claimed the UGT chief. “It is time to reduce the working day by law,” mentioned the final secretary of CCOO.

Under the motto 'For full employment: shorter hours, higher salaries', Workers' Commissions and the General Union of Workers take to the streets this May Day, at a time after they warn that The Government's political and social agenda is shedding “luster.” In the midst of a political fray over the president's choice Pedro Sanchez to stay on the head of the Executive after 5 days of reflection on his continuity in workplace as a result of investigations into his spouse, Begoa Gmezthe unions have positioned themselves on the facet of the socialist chief and have fueled the controversy on democratic high quality, calling for the renewal of the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ). “It must be resolved in democratic terms, it is not a petanque association,” mentioned Unai Sordo.

For her half, the Minister of Finance, Mara Jess Montero, who additionally participated within the opening ceremony of the demonstration, emphasised that “reducing the working day is a cry” that the Government is keen to “make possible”, in parallel with the rise in salaries and the advance of companies. public. In a extra political tone, the vp has known as “defend democracy.” “We are not going to allow the transformative capacity of the social majority to be taken away from us,” he warned.

The two largest unions within the nation insist that the Government can’t “rest on its laurels” within the face of the optimistic macroeconomic knowledge and should benefit from the legislature to advance with a program of reforms and investments till reaching full employment in Spain. Other calls for contain reaching an settlement with the Ministry of Social Security in relation to exercise coefficients and mutual insurance coverage corporations, reforming the Iprem, a reference for a large number of public help, selling an industrial coverage and in search of an answer to the rise in insurance coverage costs. dwelling place.