Pablo Casado has been blunt 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 Sanchez agreements?", Said this Tuesday the leader of the 'popular' about this modification of the reform that the PP implemented in 2012.
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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 this Monday for caution until he saw what the text approved by the coalition government remained, although he warned that the reform does not imply a "repeal" of the previous law, but the modification of " some paragraphs ".
The Andalusian president, Juan Manuel Moreno, although he did not show himself in favor of the new text and pointed out this Monday that he "would not have touched it", he did praise the agreement reached by the Executive with the unions and employers. "As long as it is by agreement, it seems positive to me," said Moreno, who used the European Union wild card to defend the legislation passed during the Mariano Rajoy government: "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? "
Not only will you not endorse it but He even threatened to take her to the Constitutional Court for understanding that the Government is abusing the means of the decree law to approve this text. The same formula, yes, that Rajoy used to carry out his in 2012 and that two years later the Constitutional Court endorsed. The speaker of that order was precisely Enrique López, current Minister of Justice of the Community of Madrid de Ayuso and leader of the PP. "If it is not a bill, it will be the Constitutional one that decides if the Government is abusing with decrees so as not to have to agree with its partners or with the PP," the conservative leader nevertheless slipped.
Pablo Casado has even come into contradiction with himself when it comes to putting forward his arguments. Although for the leader of the PP what was approved by the Government is a "labor counter-reform" that amends that of 2012, it is also, in his words, "smoke" that "does not repeal" the legislation drafted by the former minister Fátima Báñez.
In this sense, the employer's association has also been surprised by the refusal of the main opposition party to approve a text that, in the opinion of the vice president of the Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations (CEOE), Lorenzo Amor, "keeps 95% intact. of the 2012 reform ".
"We do not enter politics. Each party has to make its decisions, but it may be a bit surprising that the Popular Party votes against largely maintaining its labor regulations," he said, before guaranteeing that this new reform "complies with the commitments with Brussels "and will serve to end in the medium term with" temporary status "and" youth unemployment ". "I know that we all want more, but in this agreement a balance has been sought," Amor added this Wednesday in an interview on Spanish Television.