The minister of Labour will meet with unions and employers on Wednesday

The social dialogue take a walk officially this Wednesday. At half-past five in the afternoon, the new minister of Work and Social Economy, Yolanda Diaz, will m

The minister of Labour will meet with unions and employers on Wednesday

The social dialogue take a walk officially this Wednesday. At half-past five in the afternoon, the new minister of Work and Social Economy, Yolanda Diaz, will meet with leaders of the main trade unions, CC OO and UGT, and CEOE, Antonio Garamendi, and Cepyme, Gerardo Cuerva, point sources of the Ministry and the unions.

On the table will be the materials that the coalition Government has set as a priority for your first few days: rise of the minimum wage and the repeal of part of the labour reform. The SMI went up to 900 euros per month in 2019, a 22.3 per cent. During the negotiations for the pact Government, the PSOE and United we Can set a goal to achieve during the legislature's 60% of the average wage in Spain. However, it is not clarified how much was going to raise the SMI in the first year of the legislature. The commitment was to bring a proposal to the social dialogue agreed on with the employers and the unions. Between what should be a consensus with the social partners is the reference taken as the average wage and if this amount was gross or net. Define the methodology to use would be the first step.

The strong rise of the SMI in 2019 attracted more criticism and controversy than is usual to the increase of this land that is legal to the remuneration of employees. From the Studies service of BBVA noted just a few days ago that this increase would have led to the creation of 45,000 jobs less. This conclusion clashes with that of the Ministry of Labour that managed Magdalena Valerio until last week, they submitted a report to the Tax Authority, which concluded that the measure had not cost jobs, but had been able to submerge the jobs in the agricultural sector or in the home. For its part, the CC OO ruled out already months ago that the measure would cost jobs, and this Tuesday has issued a statement rejecting that would have affected the field.

in Addition to the minimum wage, the secretaries general of UGT and CC OO, the presidents of the CEOE and Cepyme and the minister will also be able to talk about the Government's plans for labour reform. Diaz has marked clearly that his intention is to abolish soon the regulation that allows the dismissal of employees who have missed eight days of work in two months even with a doctor's note. More warm has shown this Tuesday, the Finance minister and spokesperson of the Government, María Jesús Montero, who has pointed out that "never" can repeal the whole reform work.

the meeting will be the first official appointment of Diaz with the social agents, but will not be the first encounter with Diaz, and the highest representatives of the social partners. Monday night, myself, the minister dined with Garamendi and Crow, according to has been able to confirm this journal.

Updated Date: 22 January 2020, 08:00

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