Pimec and Pimem used their business organization templates to inflate the number of self-employed workers Uatae before Trabajo

Pimec and Pimem used their business organization templates to inflate the number of self-employed workers Uatae before Trabajo

The accusation of Uatae and Pimec by the Investigative Court No. 17 of Madrid for documentary falsification and subsidy fraud has brought to light that both organizations decided to inflate their representativeness and access a higher payment for a subsidy from the Ministry of Labor. Judge María Isabel Garaizabal has accused both organizations of allegedly integrating the workers of Pimec and Pimem Mallorca as Uatae employees, despite the legal impossibility, since a business organization cannot be integrated as one of self-employed workers.

Despite these accusations, Pimec has preferred to focus on removing blame for the documentary falsification and pointing the finger at Uatae. He assures that the allegedly fraudulent document that he sent – ​​and that facilitated the collection of a higher amount of subsidies from the Ministry of Labor than he was entitled to – “has clearly been altered and manipulated once it left here,” as reported to LA REASON sources of the Catalan employers' association. Although they did not directly accuse their "partner", they did point out that "the documentation that we transferred to Uatae and the one they presented is not the same. "We are also victims and we have not committed any irregularity."

However, it has become clear that the Catalan company Pimec and the Balearic company Pimem gave up the accounting of their workers to inflate the Uatae workforce and access a greater amount of subsidy, in addition to gaining representative weight with Labor in order to access the dialogue. social through Conpymes, of which they are a part. The staff certificates provided by Pimec to justify the transfer of workers attest to this, since they were signed and sealed by the organization itself, including personal and employment data of all of them, which can only be accessed internally from the employers' associations chaired by Antoni Cañete and Jordi Mora.

It also seems to be proven, according to section Six of the collaboration agreement signed between Uatae and Pimec, that both set as one of their objectives to share the amount of the subsidies they obtained. According to the text of the agreement to which LA RAZÓN has had access and which appears in the case, the resources obtained for the financing of their activities would be distributed between both organizations "in proportion to the endowment that may be established for them." This distribution was agreed to be made annually "depending on the availability of resources that can be obtained through the different existing financing mechanisms."

Therefore, the 266,000 euros obtained in an allegedly fraudulent manner should have been distributed during the last year between Uatae and Pimec, but the administrative dispute of the National Court provoked an investigation in the Ministry of Yolanda Díaz that led to a complaint for economic crimes. in the Prosecutor's Office, which prevented the distribution and forced María José Landáburu to return "in full and with interest" - they assure from Uatae - said subsidy, a decision that will serve as a mitigating circumstance if a conviction is given, to avoid five years in prison and the six disqualifications relevant for these crimes.

For now, Garaizábal has charged María José Landaburu, general secretary of Uatae, and Josep Ginesta, general secretary of Pimec, and the two institutions they represent as legal entities, after admitting the complaint from the Prosecutor's Office for crimes of subsidy fraud and falsehood. documentary film.