Yolanda Diaz He does not miss the opportunity to attack the Ministry of Economic Affairs headed by Nadia Calviño for his differences with the latter over the unemployment benefit reform. Yesterday, the Minister of Labor said that she provokes him "It is extremely sad" that members of the Government "talk about subsidizing unemployed people."
Díaz added, after meeting with environmental organizations, that he was "surprised to hear a member of the Government say that cutting unemployment benefits will create 350,000 jobs in Spain", in relation to an interview published today Saturday by "El País". " with the Secretary of State for Economy, Gonzalo García Andrés. "This is not true and it is not scientific"has emphasized the Minister of Labor, who in recent days has also expressed her differences of opinion on this matter with the head of the Economy, Nadia Calviño.
Díaz has expressed the opinion that the statements of some members of the Government remind him "to the language of the right of the PP, which said that people are unemployed because they want to be unemployed". The minister has stressed that "we do not share at all the neoliberal logic of the right" and has assured that she will comply with her commitment.
Sources from the Ministry of Labor and Economy have insisted this week that "in no way" are there going to be cuts in the unemployment benefit reform, despite the fact that the Ministry of Economy has attempted to adjust downwards. This fight within the coalition government has delayed this reform for more than a year, reports Ep.
Díaz has insisted that "not only will the benefit not be cut, but we are going to improve it." The Ministry of Labor proposes a reform of the unemployment benefit that increases its amount at the beginning up to 660 euros per month, to return it to the current level (480 euros) after a year, improves coverage and allows you to continue collecting it for 45 days after joining a job.
Labor denies that the Economy proposals that involve reducing the collection time from 30 to 12 months and cutting the amount to an average of 442.5 euros per month during that year (600 euros in the first quarter, 480 euros for the second, 390 euros for the third and 300 euros for the fourth).
In relation to the unemployment data of the last month that will be made public next Monday, Díaz has stated that he cannot provide any details on this matter, although he said that "are good".
Asked about the negotiations with the employers and the unions on the minimum interprofessional wage (SMI), the head of Labor has shown "optimistic" and has considered that "there is room to reach an agreement" after learning that employers are willing to increase 3% and the union demands an increase above 5% "when the CPI has closed this year at 3 .8%».