Ask for “prudence” in this debate
Updated on Monday, September 27, 2021 – 12:22
The minister qualifies his words and clarifies that he does not promote mandatory retirement at age 75, but sees it necessary not to waste talent
Vice President Yolanda Daz and the Minister of Social Security, Jos Luis Escriv.
The Second Vice President of the Government and Minister of Labor and Social Economy, Yolanda daz, has assured this Monday to trust that the last document offered on Sunday by his Ministry at the social dialogue table with employers and workers “brings the positions very close.”
“We are working and we have been doing it all weekend to close an agreement and the last document passed yesterday brings the positions very close,” explained the minister in an interview collected by Europa Press, on Cadena Ser in the Canary Islands.
Daz explained that there will be ERTE “until the end of January with characteristics appropriate to the moment in which we are, moving to an economy that is recovering little by little and that comes out of the enormous crisis” in which it has been.
But, he stressed, these mechanisms will have “new characteristics”, such as that “time will be used for [los trabajadores en ERTE] can be formed “.
“We chose, in detail, to give training in companies that exceed 10 workers in order not only to defend them but also to re-qualify in case it were necessary to have a gateway to other productive sectors,” he said.
“PRUDENCE” ON PENSIONS
The minister was also asked about the statements of the Minister of Social Security, Jos Luis Escriv, to the ARA newspaper in which he asked for a “cultural change” and open the possibility of working until age 75.
“I will ask for prudence,” said Daz, in a debate of the “utmost importance” such as that of pensions. For the minister, what the Government has “to do” is to “improve public pensions” and said that “the measures that have been outlined [por el ministro] they are not contemplated in the Government agreement “.
Thus, he stressed that they are in the “final process of promoting a major reform of the labor system” that will serve to “modernize the labor market” and that they are “going to comply.” “We are in the process of leaving,” he maintained.
Before the commotion that his words have generated. the Minister of Social Security himself has wanted to clarify, through a thread on Twitter, that he has not raised the obligation to retire at 75 years of age.
“In no case do I raise the need to work until the age of 75 as some suggest, but rather encourage measures that contribute to changing mentality of companies so that they do not expel workers from the labor market after 55 years, wasting their experience, “says the Social Security holder.
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