The Minister of Labor and Social Economy, Yolanda Díaz, said Thursday that she will meet tomorrow with unions and agricultural organizations to hear a problem she has considered “of great importance” and to assess the measures they pose to solve the problems of the sector.
At a press conference before meeting with the representatives of the Spanish Business Confederation of Social Economy (CEPES), the minister explained that this meeting is part of those she is holding with unions, workers’ organizations and other associations of all sectors.
“What I have tomorrow is a work meeting and I want to hear what the needs are, how you can help the most affected in the field in situations that are difficult, and collect measures that can be assessed,” said Diaz, who He has described it as “imprudent” to anticipate such measures.
“There are meetings that must be discrete,” added the head of the Ministry of Labor, which has not yet fully confirmed attendees at this meeting.
This meeting occurs after the protests carried out by the agricultural sector in recent days and after the meeting held last week between the Minister of Agriculture, Luis Planas, and the UPA, COAG and Asaja unions, who expressed the problems for the prices of the agri-food sector and trade agreements with third countries.
Likewise, the sector has warned of the impact that the increase of 5.5% of the minimum interprofessional minimum wage (SMI) has brought to 950 since January 1.
Asked about some of the measures posed by the representatives of the sector, the minister has said that they are going to “value, listen to the social partners and help”, because it is a “structural” problem and “huge size” to which “This Ministry has an open heart.”