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The government resigns to repeal all labor reform for its parliamentary weakness

The Minister of Labour says that they will be pragmatic and aspire to retouch a number of issues with political and social consensus

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The government resigns to repeal all labor reform for its parliamentary weakness

"It is not same to be in opposition. We have more doses of pragmatism. We know parliamentary weight we have. " In se words, Minister of Labour, Magdalena Valerio, has made it clear that Government is aware that it cannot unilaterally repeal all labour reform, despite its many and harsh criticisms before it reaches power. "There are points where we can reach a consensus [social and political. We could work on important agreements on conventions, "he pointed out as an example at end of meeting that she and President of government, Pedro Sánchez, have maintained with leaders of trade unions and employers.

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Valerio responded to statements by Secretary general of CC OO, Unai Sordo, who pointed out that "in field of labor reform" The government has been, at meeting, "reserved." "There is No commitment to change core elements of labour reform," said trade unionist.

Nor have unions in meeting claimed repeal to return to Labour regulation of 2009. Sordo and Pepe Álvarez, of UGT, have called for "a reformulation of labor reform made a more inclusive and democratic work model." The entrepreneurs, for ir part, have retaken argument used days ago that re are many rules, 7,000 say, that depend on labor reform and can not be reversed as well, explained president of Cepyme, Antonio Garamendi.

Despite "being aware of parliamentary arithmetic," Valerio has pointed out that he has seen very good disposition of trade unions and employers at meeting to reach agreements and that y want to do so in "fundamental issues" of labour regulation. However, he has pointed out that his intention is not to govern unilaterally by "Royal Decree Law, which both criticized as a member of opposition." The minister has argued that reaching agreements and negotiating implies that "it is difficult to reach 100%" of what is being aspired.

On this point, Valerio pointed out that his medium-term intention would be to launch negotiations "and a committee of experts" aimed at a new Labour standard. "That in 2020 re would be a workers ' Statute for 21st century," he said, summing up in a slogan. It thus retakes one of last proposals of PSOE.

The meeting also discussed pensions and wage agreement, which unions have presented as something more advanced than employers have done. Alvarez, UGT, has been most optimistic, saying that "re is a way to go", but re is much progress.

If this pact is finally reached, intention of social partners, and so y have told government, would be to include a number of subjects to encourage broad tripartite negotiation. Two of those who have admitted Valerio who have tried, would open much possibility of pact: training and absenteeism. Both matters are capital for employers to finally agree to sign a pact that would collect a salary increase of 2% in general form plus anor additional point based on criteria such as productivity and business results.


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