Friday, March 1

Bolaños warns that the labor reform “does not belong to anyone” and asks for “high-mindedness” so that it is approved

“The labor reform is not a project of anyone, not even of any party, of any formation.” Notice to navigators of Félix Bolaños, Pedro Sánchez’s strong man in the Council of Ministers, before the leading role of Yolanda Díaz at a time when the validation of the decree law seems to be at an impasse with the usual allies of the Government. The refusal of the PSOE to touch up issues that could put the endorsement of the employers at risk leads to the Citizens route that United We Can reject. The priority of the socialist wing is that the labor reform comes out intact while the Vice President and Minister of Labor seeks to attract the ERC and PNV with possible changes in the future. That is where the main clash lies and the Minister of the Presidency, Relations with the Courts and Democratic Memory has made it clear that he puts maintaining the agreement with the social agents, even if the labor reform comes out with the right, before the partners of the investiture against the opinion of the minority partner of the coalition, represented in the forum in which he spoke by the leader of Podemos, Ione Belarra.

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“There are forces that more often and more frequently reach agreements with the government and for us those political forces that show that they are capable of dialogue, of agreeing, that they are capable of reaching agreements with us so that the initiatives go ahead are forces priorities in our dialogue; but in this case, in the case of the labor reform, I insist it is a reform of the State, of the country, which is good for our country. It does not make sense for us to turn our backs on unions and businessmen who have been the height. All the forces, especially the main opposition party, would have to be up to the task”, he said in reference to the PP.

“The labor reform is not a project of anyone, not even of any party of any formation [ha reiterado en una alusión velada a la vicepresidenta primera]. It is a project of the Government as a whole and it should be one of the majority of forces in Congress”. “It is born from an agreement of the protagonists, workers and businessmen”, insisted the socialist leader who has reiterated that they want to preserve the agreement precisely to maintain labor relations in the future within the framework of social dialogue.”In the negotiation, some parties have yielded on some issues and others on others. We are doing something good for businessmen and workers,” said Bolaños, for whom these “balances” in the social dialogue cannot be further tensed by reopening the negotiation for the processing of the decree law.

“We are turning everyone around”, he admitted on his way out of the informative breakfast that he has starred in at the New Economy Forum in the face of the way to carry out the labor reform thanks to Inés Arrimadas and not with the partners of the investiture, which is the move that prioritize United We Can. “Unions and businessmen have been up to the task, now it’s up to the political forces to be up to the task. That’s why I ask you to join a good agreement. Because everyone wins, it has been agreed ”, she had warned in his speech.

“Whoever is against this labor reform is the one who tries to impose their will on the rest”, he pointed out in reference to groups such as EH Bildu or ERC that have announced their rejection of the text and demand more ambition in matters such as dismissal, salaries in process or the prevalence of regional agreements over state ones. Sources from the socialist wing of the Government see it feasible for Ciudadanos to vote yes and maintain that they will try to attract the PNV – this Thursday the secretary of Organization, Santos Cerdán, and the parliamentary spokesman, Héctor Gómez, have lunch with the nationalist leadership – and they see a certain margin in ERC, from whom they expect a “sense of responsibility”, while this time they see it more difficult to get the support of EH Bildu.

Bolaños has insisted that the PP should comply with the request of the employers and support the new labor framework as well as agree with the Government the change of article 49 of the Constitution to eliminate the “hurtful” term “disabled” in reference to the people with disabilities or the renewal of the Judiciary. “The blockade discredits them as a mature option, believed to be alternating power,” said the socialist minister, who had previously been in favor of alternating governments.

“It is difficult for society to understand some attitudes that the PP cannot even explain. How can it be explained that it does not support a labor reform agreed by unions and employers that the president of the employers’ association himself has asked to support?” asked. “It is very legitimate to interpret reality with a conservative or liberal vision, but doing politics without recognizing the legitimacy of the adversary is unacceptable, just as it is unacceptable to use falsehoods,” said Bolaños, who has called on the PP to oppose “with height, rigor , sense of humor or irony” but “without disrespect and lack of truth”.

Bolaños has especially questioned the attitude of the PP with the European funds before its judicial offensive and in Brussels against the distribution. “We are concerned that they are trying to sow doubts”, recognized the minister, who has assured that doing it about the Government is also doing it about the European Commission. “I ask the main opposition party for patriotism. In Europe nobody understands what the PP is doing with the funds and this interest in boycotting them. In Europe they are making a fool of themselves,” he concluded.