Yolanda Díaz defends that the ERTE “have come to stay”




The Second Vice President of the Government and Minister of Labor and Social Economy, Yolanda Díaz, has defended today that the temporary employment regulation files (ERTE) are a “very effective” mechanism that “has come to stay” structurally. These will be part of the labor market reform, which will be published before the end of the year, despite the current extension signed between the Executive and the social and economic agents, which runs until February 28.

This was assured minutes before his participation in the debate table ‘Economy, Employment, Democracy. ‘What do we play?’, Within the framework of the VII Intergenerational Meeting organized by Forum Forum, Forum of meetings, which was held in La Granja (Segovia) and which was moderated by the president of the CES, Antón Costas, and included the interventions also of the governor of the Bank of Spain, Pablo Hernández de Cos, and the professor of Political Science Víctor Lapuente.

In this sense, Yolanda Díaz has boasted that ERTEs have been a social protection mechanism “par excellence” and that they have saved more than 550,000 companies in Spain and more than 3.6 million workers. “This is the first time that we have managed a crisis without leaving the companies and without massive layoffs. The ERTE is more than effective and has come to stay with a structural nature “, he reviewed, to report that, with its inclusion in the reform of labor legislation, when companies” suffer short-term crises, they will be able to avail themselves of this internal flexibility mechanism ».

During the conference held in Segovia, the second vice president of the Government reflected mainly on housing and youth. In this sense, he pointed out that Spanish families dedicate 40 percent of their resources to paying for housing, compared to the average of 24 percent within the European Union. “In other words, in Spain almost double the resources are dedicated to paying rent,” said Díaz, who also regretted that 41 percent of rents are “abusive.”

Another key piece of information he contributed is that 55 percent of young Spaniards are not able to become emancipated until they are 29 years old because “he cannot afford to pay for a house.” It is, therefore, a “substantial problem for Spain, along with unemployment, and there can be no fair recovery without addressing this problem.” “Young people do not want paternalistic speeches, but rather address their problems of renting, renting and being able to emancipate themselves. We are negotiating about it because there are citizens where it is impossible to afford the payment of a lease, “he concluded.

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