The Third Vice President and Minister of Labor and Social Economy, Yolanda Díaz, announced this Thursday that the files of temporary employment regulation (ERTE) will continue from May 31 “in a formula similar to the current one”.
This has been pointed out by the head of Work at the closing of the VII Cepyme Awards, where she has pointed out that “shortly” will open the negotiation within the tripartite commission.
“Employees of SMEs have been the main beneficiaries of the ERTE, a mechanism proven in its usefulness and that must continue to exercise its protection“Diaz has added.
The minister stressed that one of the great achievements of the ERTEs has been that small and medium-sized companies and the self-employed have been able to avail themselves, for the first time, “of this system of protection of employment and companies, democratizing a mechanism that until now had been reserved for large companies “.
In addition, Díaz has advanced that his department finalizes a renewal of the youth guarantee to give a “definitive boost” to training, one of the pillars of this system promoted by Europe to facilitate access to employment for those under 30 years of age.
During the presentation of the candidacy of Professor Antón Costas for the presidency of the Economic and Social Council (CES), Díaz said that he also a new strategy of active employment policies will be presented “imminently”, which will promote individualized itineraries and the monitoring and evaluation of the results. He explained that these tools will give a boost to a new social contract, “based on quality employment, cohesion, innovation and inclusive growth.”
In his view, the CES – “the house of social dialogue” – will be a fundamental asset in the diagnosis and execution of this process, which also requires a new relationship between work and employment that profoundly redistributes care tasks, “the pending equality revolution.”
Antón Costas, for his part, has set himself the goal of strengthen relationships of trust and establish “a prior climate of consensus, which then makes it easier for the political system to do its job”, while the second vice president, Nadia Calviño, has wanted the CES to play a more important role in the proper functioning of society and the economy. .
The president of the CEOE, Antonio Garamendi, has vindicated the sense of State of the businessmen and has claimed in return greater institutional loyalty, because “we have laws that are to be fulfilled and we are here to see how we can improve them.”
The Secretary General of UGT, Pepe Álvarez, has advocated for a “revitalized” CES that is “the philosopher’s stone” for the construction of a more just and egalitarian country, while the head of Women and Equality at CCOO, Elena Blasco, has called on the institution to play a proactive role with consensual proposals for social policies that reduce inequalities.