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The First Vice-President of the Government, Nadia Calviño, hopes that Brussels will give its approval to the agreement reached for labor reform with employers and unions as it responds to the imbalances and anomalies that have characterized the Spanish market and to the historic recommendations of the EU.
In an interview with RNE, the Minister of the Economy and Digital Transformation also stressed on Friday that the agreement “I would not have to have any difficulty” to go before the court in Brussels “Because it responds to the provisions of the Recovery Plan, which was unanimously supported by the European institutions.
He explained that since the start of negotiations, the government has had a “permanent contact” with the EU to keep her informed of the progress of the dialogue, because from the outside “they considered structural unemployment and precariousness as problematic”.
The agreement, he declared, “responds to what the EU and international institutions have been recommending to us for decades, namely to remedy the imbalances and anomalies that have characterized the Spanish market, the precariousness, the temporality”,
So trust not only in the support of Brussels but also in that of all the political parties, since this agreement “suits the PP and all the groups” because it is “the reform of all” which “has an enormous legitimacy”, even if it is necessary “to try to change as little as possible” because “it is a delicate balance “.
Calviño acknowledged that severance pay is an issue that “from the start has not been on the table” because “it is not one of the factors that we are dragging into the labor market”, whereas ” structural unemployment is the biggest burden in the medium term ”.
The vice president said that the effects will be “immediately noticed” and he said that “it is a collective success led by President Sánchez”.
On the other hand, he stressed that his recent election to the presidency of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMF), an organ of the IMF, is “very good news for Spain”: “This gives us greater visibility in an international organization and it allows us to continue to play an active role in the international coordination of economic policies in the face of an unprecedented shock. “
Díaz: it’s a structural change
For her part, the Minister of Labor, Yolanda Díaz, assured that the labor reform “This implies a structural change in the model of labor relations”, and ruled out that she was “less ambitious” than she would have liked.
The Second Vice-President and Minister of Labor and Social Economy, Yolanda Díaz. | PE
In an interview with Cadena SER, Díaz appreciated the agreement reached and emphasized both the role of CEOE and the central unions, because “all social agents have given the best of our history and now they are doing it again”.
He also referred to the controversy over the use of the word “repeal”, and clarified that “technically, it could not be repealed, that is to say, I cannot issue a rule saying that I repeal this decree, because it would leave workers without a legal cushion, but politically yes you can and this is done in one part, that stipulated in the Government agreement ”.
The agreement reached yesterday modifies essential aspects of labor regulations, such as hiring or the prevalence of agreements, which will allow one of the commitments made with Brussels to be respected before the end of the year.