March 1, 2021

Sordo blames the absence of labor changes to the division in the Government

Sordo blames the absence of labor changes to the division in the Government



The secretary general of CCOO, Unai Sordo, today blamed the absence of labor changes and pensions demanded by unions to the division of positions within the Government and the "lack of audacity" particularly of the president, Pedro Sanchez.

In an interview with Cadena Ser, the leader of CCOO has assured that the Government has desisted to repeal certain aspects of the labor reform because it had "certain insecurity in the result of some voting" while there was no "unanimous position" internal .

On the one hand, Sordo said, the Ministry of Labor "shared the vision of the unions", while other departments were conditioned by "the surveillance of the European Union".

He also criticized that the government has not repealed the pension reform of 2013, something that would have achieved with support, in his opinion, because "it was very difficult to be against" these changes.

Asked if, in case of governing the PP, decided to lower the minimum interprofessional salary (SMI), Sordo has assured that "it would be nonsense" and "clearly unfair", which would cause an "indisputable social conflict" that the unions would channel in a mobilization of "very high level".

He has made it clear that the increase of the SMI to 900 euros does not destroy employment, but, on the contrary, a certain wage increase "has a lot to do with the better resistance of the Spanish economy to the deceleration, because domestic demand increases".

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