The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, warned this Thursday that the crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic cannot “return to being the excuse for more precariousness and inequality” and has assured the Executive’s commitment in this area.
In a message on his Twitter account, on the occasion of the celebration of May Day, Sánchez affirms that the Government’s commitment is “clear” to devote “all its efforts and resources” in defense of employment and workers’ rights “so that no one is left behind” in the face of this crisis.
Social networks have been the way for messages on this May 1 from both members of the Government and representatives of the various parties, given the impossibility of holding events or going out into the streets due to the confinement decreed before the coronavirus.
The second vice president of Social Rights and the 2030 Agenda, Pablo Iglesias, has said, also on Twitter, that today is a day “to remember the struggles for labor rights and the brave and caring people who carried them out”
And to “applaud those who continue to strive to defend and expand those rights” before which the Government’s commitment to “stand by them” is also reaffirmed.
The first vice president of the Government, Carmen Calvo, for her part, like other socialist ministers, has retweeted the PSOE tweet for May Day, in which the socialists pay tribute to the workers who have died because of this pandemic.
“The workers in essential services have been the heroes of this crisis,” says the PSOE’s message, which is accompanied by the party’s manifesto in which they recall that on this 130th anniversary of the first demonstration claiming the International Day of the Work will not be possible to go out on the streets.
The PSOE highlights the measures implemented by the Government to curb the economic consequences of the pandemic and ensures that it is “essential” to implement the minimum vital income, with “vocation of permanence”, so that it is “a containment dam for child poverty and a safety net for the most vulnerable households. “
Also that the “immediate challenge” is to protect employment through ERTEs and provide liquidity to companies and the self-employed, as well as prepare the de-escalation process, for which the work carried out in the reconstruction pact in the that they wait for the “participation” of the different political forces.
From the opposition, the PP spokeswoman in the European Parliament, Dolors Monserrat, warns that “now more than ever we must protect the economy and boost employment”, in a tweet in which she thanks “from the heart” for the “enormous effort that all the workers are doing. “
But especially, those of those who “protect” the health of all, in reference to the toilets, and those of essential services.
The leader of Ciudadanos, Inés Arrimadas, regrets that this Labor Day comes “in the midst of a terrible crisis that is devastating the jobs and hopes of many Spaniards.”
Furthermore, he recalls that it is “urgent” to protect families and points out that all the measures adopted must have the objective of “saving lives and saving jobs”.