The Government increases the pressure on the partners of the investiture at the gates of initiating the conversations for the validation of the labor reform, which for now does not have the necessary support. The usual allies of the coalition consider that the text agreed by the Executive, the unions and the employers is insufficient because it leaves important matters out, such as severance payments and they also demand that the regional agreements prevail over the state ones; but Moncloa does not want to make any changes that could upset the social dialogue pact. That is why he considers that the groups should endorse this text in a "natural" way.
Sánchez asks the partners for "common sense" to respect the labor reform agreed with the employers and unions
"To vote against the labor reform is to vote in favor of the 2012 PP labor reform, that is, whoever votes against is voting in favor of the imposed, unilateral PP labor reform of 2012, which did not count on anyone and It is absolutely unbalanced. I find it hard to believe that there are progressive forces that are going to vote in favor of the 2012 labor reform, "said the Minister of the Presidency and Relations with the Courts, Félix Bolaños, who will be the one who, along with the vice president and minister of Work, Yolanda Díaz, lead the negotiations with the rest of the groups.
"In this framework, I believe that progressive forces should support labor reform just like all political forces that have a sense of state, responsibility and common sense," Bolaños added. The government is intensifying pressure to try to get the groups to endorse the new employment regulations even through abstentions.
In fact, the Executive will prioritize the investiture forces in the talks, but will include all the others, also the PP and Ciudadanos. Inés Arrimadas has paved the way to allow the labor reform to go ahead.
Moncloa's main argument is that the new regulations have the backing of unions and businessmen who, according to Bolaños, are the "protagonists" who must "regulate" labor relations. "It is a rule that the vast majority of groups naturally have to join and whoever does not join will have to explain why they are not joining a labor reform that improves the conditions of workers and employers", the socialist minister has sentenced.