The Association of Directors and Managers of Social Services has awarded this year the Corazón de Piedra Award to the Governor of the Bank of Spain, Pablo Hernández de Cos, for his "firm opposition" to the increase in the Minimum Interprofessional Salary.
The Heart of Stone Award was instituted by the Association of Directors and Managers of Social Services to recognize people who show greater insensitivity and whose opinions or actions produce more distress and suffering to individuals and families, especially in situations as serious as those that we are living.
As explained by this association, this year is given to the head of the Bank of Spain for being next to those who "predict that charging 900 euros a month is endangering the economy and is the seed of a future crisis, although they have never said anything about the scandalous salary increases of those who enjoy outrageous emoluments, like themselves ".
In the previous edition, the 2017 Corazón de Piedra Prize was awarded to the then Minister of Health, Social Services and Equality, Dolors Montserrat, for failing to adopt measures to recover the deterioration of the most sensitive areas of social protection.
Hernández de Cos has captured 44.8 percent of the votes cast by members and supporters of the Association of Directors and Managers of Social Services, followed by the Public Prosecutor's Office of Barcelona – with 30.1% – for requesting 4 years and 10 months of jail for stealing a sandwich, accusing the author of "obtaining an illicit patrimonial benefit".
In third place is the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court – with 25% of the votes – to qualify as "abandonment of moral responsibility" to those who hire "third parties" to care for their relatives in situations of dependency.
It is the sixth occasion in which it is delivered. The first to receive it was Ana Mato in 2013; María Dolores de Cospedal succeeded her, in 2014, Mariano Rajoy, in 2015, the 36 largest municipalities of 20,000 inhabitants "poor in social investment" in 2016, and Dolors Montserrat, in 2017.
The Association will ask Pablo Hernandez, Governor of the Bank of Spain, an interview to personally deliver the award, and "to suggest that you try to live a few months with only 740 euros, to correct what is undoubtedly a serious error of perception when commenting on the Minimum Wage, "he concludes.