Updated on Saturday, 2 October 2021 – 13:27
He says that although they expire on February 28, he hopes that before the end of the year, when the controversial labor reform is approved, they will be permanently rethought
Vice President Yolanda Daz.
The Second Vice President of the Government and Minister of Labor, Yolanda Daz, has defended this Saturday the effectiveness of the Temporary Employment Regulation Files (ERTE) to face the temporary crises of companies and their workers, for which he has announced that they will be incorporated into the labor market reform: “They have come to stay” .
Daz participated this Saturday at the Parador de Turismo de La Granja (Segovia) in the closing debate of the VII Intergenerational Meeting organized by Foro de Foros, where he argued that it was “the first time” that Spain faced an economic crisis “without let companies fall and without massive layoffs. “
In statements to journalists, the Minister of Labor assured that ERTE “are the social protection mechanism par excellence that has saved more than 550,000 companies, and more than 3.6 million workers.” “Not me, but all international organizations,” he added.
Likewise, it has shown that “it is the first time” that a crisis has been managed in Spain “without dropping companies and without massive layoffs, so it is an effective mechanism that has come to stay and that it will form part of the labor market reform “.
In this way, he added that “from now on, when companies have temporary problems, they will be able to avail themselves of an internal flexibility mechanism such as ERTE”.
Daz has specified that the time limit for the extension of the ERTE is set until February 28 in agreement with the social agents, but they have also agreed that “Before December 31, the labor market reform must be published, and this mechanism will be part of the new structural labor legislation “.
The minister has revealed some details of her intervention in this International Meeting, where she participated in the table “Economy, employment, democracy: What are we at stake?” together with the Governor of the Bank of Spain Pablo Hernndez de Cos and the professor of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg Vctor Lapuente, according to the . agency.
Access to housing
Thus, he has emphasized the problem of access to housing in Spain, and has pointed out that Spanish families dedicate 40% of their resources to this end, compared to 24% in the European Union.
It has also pointed out that 55% of young Spaniards “are not able to become emancipated until they are 29 years old”, for which he has ensured that “there can be no fair economic recovery if this problem is not addressed”, which also includes features such as that “41%” of rents are “abusive”.
Asked about the progress of budget negotiations with the PSOE, Daz insisted that this is a real problem for young people and Spanish families, that they do not need “paternalistic speeches”, rather, they fix a problem such as housing, which is the main one along with unemployment.
“It is a serious issue,” insisted the minister, convinced that Unidos Podemos is negotiating “how it should do to guarantee a fair recovery.”
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