Sunday, February 5

Almeida says that the PP will vote against the labor reform in Congress

The national spokesman of the PP and mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, announced this Sunday that his party will vote against the labor reform in Congress. In a interview in El ConfidencialAlmeida has pointed out that it is “complicated” to support a text in which “each one has gone to save their particular interest.” In the first version of that interview, it was collected that the PP spokesman announced the abstention and not the vote against.

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Almeida has criticized the labor reform agreed between the Government and the social agents: “None of those who have negotiated have said that it will improve the labor market, increase the quality of employment and stability. It seems difficult to support a labor reform in the that each one has gone to save their particular interest. It seems reasonable to us at this time to vote against [en la primera versión ponía votar abstención]Another thing is that the debate was precisely about the consequences for workers. The question is whether what they have tried to do is improve the labor market or save everyone’s face from the point of view of their positions, “he said, later insisting that they will not support” touching on a labor reform like the one in 2012, which it has been shown to work. ”

Gamarra says it is “less bad than expected”

In an interview with Europa Press this Sunday, the spokesperson for the Popular Group in Congress, Cuca Gamarra, said that her party will not take “steps backwards” and will oppose it in Congress.

Gamarra has admitted that the “labor counter-reform” approved by the Government in the Council of Ministers is “less bad than expected.” On the other hand, according to Europa Press, he has said that this does not mean that “it is enough” for his party. “That in the end the counter-reform has been less bad than expected does not mean that it is enough for us. We aspire not to something less bad but to something good and something for the future, not something that also undoes a path that has been good for Spain “, has warned.

Asked if there was debate within the PP about what position to take before the labor reform agreement, Gamarra has indicated that they have been “very clear” that they were not going to take “one step back in a labor reform, that of 2012, that both and it has generated so much good for Spain and has brought so much progress up to now “. “The steps, the PP takes them towards the future,” he stressed.

The coalition government has started a second negotiation with its usual allies to validate the decree-law in Congress, but ERC and EH Bildu have so far been critical of the agreed text. Gamarra believes that in the end these parties will reach an agreement with the Government, as has happened on other occasions, because “this is the best possible Government for them” and “the weaker the Government of Spain is,” the “better it is for them.” “. “Surely in the end, they manage to agree,” he predicted, to complain that with the PP there has been “no type of dialogue” or “no negotiation.”

Married has been blunt with his rejection

Last Tuesday Pablo Casado was categorical against the labor reform that the Government has agreed with employers and unions. “Why is the PP going to have to vote in favor of a labor counter-reform that amends ours, admired in Europe, to try to rinse the Sánchez agreements?” He said then.

However, not all the voices within the party led by Casado have had the same force these days. The president of the Xunta, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, asked for caution until he saw what was left of the text approved by the coalition government, while the Andalusian president, Juan Manuel Moreno, praised the agreement reached by the Executive with the unions and businessmen . “As long as it is by agreement, it seems positive to me,” clarified Moreno, who used the wild card of the European Union to defend the legislation approved during the Government of Mariano Rajoy: “I am in favor of not touching that labor reform, I agree with part of the European Commission, which was also in favor of not touching “.

Asked in the corridors of Congress about these reactions and whether it would be possible for the PP to abstain when the reform reaches Parliament, Casado remained on his iron line: “But why is the PP going to have to be the crutch to square that negotiation with your radical partners? ”