Pensioners protest in Madrid against Escrivá and the pension reform
Representatives of the 'Hot Autumn' movement, supported by more than 70 groups, have demonstrated this Saturday in Madrid against the Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, José Luis Escrivá, and the pension reform, which last Thursday exceeded its first examination in the plenary session of the Congress after rejecting the amendment of totality raised by the PP.
During the parliamentary debate, Minister Escrivá presented his reform as a reform "not of party or government", but "a reform of the country", which is born from the parliamentary agreement of the Toledo Pact and also with the consensus of the main unions, employers and organizations of the self-employed, "after a decade without consensus."
The march this Saturday aims to show its "absolute rejection of the attempt to privatize" the pension system, "against the Toledo Pact and the reform of Minister Escrivá", and to demand an audit of the accounts of the Security Social.
The communication spokesman for 'Hot Autumn', Leopoldo Pelayo, in statements to Europa Press, has described Minister Escrivá as a "representative of the economic powers", who "intends to carry out a pension reform without counting on workers and with pensioners ".
"They are negotiating with the social table and the 10 million pensioners do not feel represented. A social table run by Escrivá and the unions of CCOO and UGT, which negotiate private company plans, capitalization systems, which we reject because we defend a current public system, "he added.
In addition, he has criticized that public services are being "dismantled and privatized", taking as an example other areas such as health or education.
The march began at the Puerta de Atocha, to advance along the Paseo del Prado to the Plaza de Neptuno, and from there to the Plaza de las Cortes, in front of the Congress of Deputies.