Madrid Updated:15/02/2020 01:45 pm
The Spanish countryside is still on a war footing, and the relations with the coalition Government between PSOE and United we Can for a chapter something akin to idiocy in the surreal, which had as protagonists to the second vice-president Paul Churches, and the minister of Work and Social Economy, Yolanda Diaz: last hour of the Thursday evening was postponed suddenly the meeting scheduled for yesterday morning with the farming organisations to discuss the old PER. In parallel, Diaz and Churches replaced this quote with the trade unions, which yesterday ended with a nod to farmers in the form of minor conditions in order to collect the subsidy of agriculture.
Thus, without the presence of the minister of Agriculture, Luis Planas, who until now had borne the brunt of the negotiation and that, according to sources consulted, would be pretty upset with the situation, the picture occurred yesterday, with two ministers of United we Can schedule with the federations of andalusia and extremadura in spain of the UGT and the CC.OO.. next to the Union Andalusian of Workers (SAT), the reduction is immediate from the peons from 35 to 20 days may be necessary to recover the aid.
Were not satisfied, neither the attendees nor the ignored: UGT and CC.OO criticized the assistance of the SAT, which highlighted that there is only the 1% of the delegates and which was represented by its secretary-general, the former mp purple Diego Cañamero (2016 – 2019). And following criticism yesterday of farmers and ranchers, the department Diaz called for next Tuesday to agricultural organisations relegated Asaja, UPA and COAG.
In this way, Churches managed to draw revenue to a measure which had already announced, interestingly, the president Pedro Sanchez, at a rally before the elections, in its time because of the tariffs of the USA With the agreement of yesterday, we relax the requirements for accessing the subsidio unemployment agricultural (whose duration is between 180 and 360 days maximum) addressed to the workers of Andalucía and Extremadura. A decision that would affect a 103.056 people, according to the estimated number of beneficiaries by the SEPE accumulated up to November 2019. What that represents to 3.10% (536,65 million euros) of expenditure on benefits during this period. In addition, the Government opened the doors to the Inspection of Work to verify ex officio the conditions of these casual workers of the field.
Out of the picture with Churches and Diaz were Asaja, COAG and UPA. Sources of Can, stressed that the presence of the second vice-president, yesterday was a decision of the Diaz, reports Gregoria Caro.
In any case, the representatives of the Spanish countryside showed their disagreement and discomfort with the conduct of the minister. In a letter addressed to Yolanda Diaz, and signed by the heads of the Asaja, COAG and UPA have demanded an urgent meeting with Labour on labour matters and recalled that “the tables of monitoring of the subsidy to agriculture are constituted for years” and that its members are already appointed, “with representatives of agricultural organisations most representative”.
From COAG, its head of Labour Relations, Eduardo López, stressed about the comings and goings of the Ministry of Work “, the cost of transportation and lodging” for him and his companions. In his opinion, the forms were “very bad” and asked “to respect our representation and its actors”. Asked about the reform of the subsidy to agriculture, Lopez said that “if it is done by analyzing the impact on hires and contractors,” they will have you as allies.
In his opinion, any change in the subsidy to agriculture should “reward and encourage people to have a predisposition to work: more peons, the more subsidy”. In this line, the representative of COAG, it was open to extending this model to Castile and Leon or Aragon.
PP and Citizens: offensive parliamentary
The shadow of the conflict in the Spanish countryside to pursue the Government next week: the group Popular in the Senate, introduced Friday a motion urging the Executive to improve the agricultural insurance system; as well as to review the Law of the Food Chain, with “more rigorous controls on imports” and keep the funds that perceives Spain in the PAC 2021 – 2027.
For their part, Citizens, registered yesterday at the Congress a Proposition not of Law (NLP) in which he asks Sanchez to lower the income TAX by 60% to people in towns at risk of depopulation, as well as to consider reductions in the systems modules.
Translated from ABC News https://www.abc.es/economia/abci-iglesias-gana-batalla-foto-sanchez-pero-pierde-confianza-organizaciones-agrarias-202002150145_noticia.html