The Second Vice President and Minister of Labor, Yolanda Díaz, reaffirmed this Saturday, at the 12th Confederal Congress of Workers’ Commissions (CCOO), her commitment to repeal the labor reform of the Popular Party “despite all the resistance, which exists, and there are many ” .
“Despite all those people who, wherever they are, have never had the intention of altering the precarious labor model that the right wing has imposed in our country. I know you know what the labor reform is . Precariousness, that injustice, is the labor reform and that is what we want to repeal definitively , “Diaz insisted before the CCOO union delegates and Europa Press has collected.
Shouting “Yes, we can!” In the auditorium, the Minister of Labor has continued with her speech, ensuring that her portfolio will advance in the “definitive modernization” of the labor market and will continue with the roundtables.
Díaz thanked the union, which he referred to as the “common home” in which he grew up, for the “hundreds of proposals, of shared hours.”
“We are going to face a task that has never been done in our country in more than 40 years. We are not going to stop at the labor reform. We have even more ambition, we want to go further and we want to do it with whoever lifts this country every day,” he said. stated the minister.
“Total” commitment to the coalition government
The second vice president wants to leave “the words” and move on to the facts. “That is what we are going to do: we are going to complete this already advanced task to banish, after so many decades, the temporality and precariousness that grips our lives and our future,” he stressed.
Díaz’s speech at the 12th Confederal Congress of the CCOO and his defense of the repeal of the PP labor reform has taken place in a climate of tension within the coalition government due to the negotiations for the labor reform .
United We can asked the PSOE, its coalition partners, for an urgent meeting after criticizing the interference of the First Vice President of the Government and Minister of Economy , Nadia Calviño, in Diaz’s powers. The president, Pedro Sánchez, assured this Friday, at a press conference in Brussels, that there is no interference by Calviño in the negotiation on the labor reform, as it is a matter that belongs to the entire Executive.
“My commitment to the new country that is advancing, with the progressive parliamentary majority and with the coalition government is total,” the minister said in her speech, as the only response to the controversy.
“The best is yet to come”
Received amid cheers from “president”, Díaz has taken advantage of her intervention to take stock of her management at the head of the Ministry of Labor . “We give certainty to workers and companies, and there are the great social agreements that prove it,” he remarked.
The temporary employment regulation files (ERTE), the increase in the minimum interprofessional wage (SMI), the ‘rider’ law, the decreases in unemployment figures or the increases in Social Security affiliations have appeared in the list of Diaz. “I assure you that the best is yet to come,” said Díaz.
The objective of the Government is to raise the SMI to 60% of the Spanish average salary at the end of the legislature . After the last agreement, the SMI is at 965 euros per month in 14 payments.
“In 2022 and 2023 we are going to comply with the path dictated by the Commission of Experts and the European Social Charter, hand in hand with the social agents. We are going to continue raising the Minimum Interprofessional Salary. Out of conviction and out of dignity” , said Díaz.
Likewise, it has announced the activation of a Shock Plan against occupational accidents , which it has referred to as an “ambitious device to stop the scourge of fatal accidents.”
Díaz has recalled the history of CCOO and has valued the work of the union from its founding to its involvement in social dialogue during the pandemic .
“A strong, organized unionism, a unionism that reaches more places and more people, is a solid democratic guarantee. You represent the best of this country, you are where you need to be,” he said.
He also congratulated the Secretary General, Unai Sordo, who will be reelected for his second term at this 12th Confederal Congress. The minister has valued his “high-mindedness”, “responsibility” and “generosity”.
“Congratulations to the new Confederal Executive; congratulations for organizing this Congress to all the CCOO colleagues; and congratulations to your Secretary General, who has always been up to the task and has given the best of himself. We will continue working together “, Diaz has concluded.