PALMA DE MALLORCA
The Minister of Labor and Social Economy of the Government of Spain, Yolanda Díaz, has referred this Saturday in the Balearic Islands to the figure of the Temporary Employment Regulation File (ERTE), defending that “The National Executive has not created a protection system to drop it”. As reported by Minister Díaz this Saturday at a press conference in Consolat de Mar, “this Government wants to send a message of tranquility to companies and workers of these Islands”, recalling that “more than 579 million euros have been allocated to the Balearic Islands ».
«We will continue turning to this autonomous community, because companies need certainty and hope. We have not deployed a protection system -in relation to the ERTE- to drop it now because it would not be correct or, economically, adequate, “he added. Along these lines, he emphasized that «the system implemented by the Government has saved more than 550,000 companies and 3.4 million workers in Spain ”, according to Efe.
Although, Minister Díaz has acknowledged, “The Balearic Islands currently present negative figures”, recalling that “in Balearic society, still 140,000 people are still in ERTE, reflecting that it takes the longest time to reactivate workers”. On the other hand, Minister Díaz has also wanted to highlight the discount to discontinued fixed, remembering that “it is the only measure that has been extended until December 31.”
In this sense, he has assured, «Work will be done to prevent discontinuous fixes not be left without social protection for not having an effective period of occupation at not have a tourist campaign». “What the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, says about no one being left behind are not words, they are deeds, as demonstrated this Saturday in the Balearic Islands,” he stressed.
Finally, the minister has announced that the team from the Ministry of Labor and Social Economy, together with the Spanish Social Dialogue Table, will move to the Balearic Islands in late August or early next September. In this regard, she explained that “the objective is to share an intense work agenda to. hitting the labor and economic measures that they can accompany this autonomous community ».
Likewise, she considered that this shared agenda will be “key” so that “the social agents know ‘in situ’ the specificity of the Balearic Islands that has nothing to do with that of other communities”, thus demonstrating that the Minister is aware of the “singularity »Of the archipelago. However, she noted that this announcement has been made in response to the need of the Ministry and the social partners to maintain the tripartite commission that “is going to convene this August to analyze sector by sector, economy by economy and community by community »the situation after the COVID-19 pandemic.