Government and social partners sign an agreement for employment without concrete measures

He government and the social agents (CEOE, Cepyme, UGT and CCOO) have signed this Friday a “Agreement for economic recovery and employment “ in which, on the one hand, they collect good intentions on the economic level for the coming years and, on the other hand, review the measurements that the Executive has approved after the pandemic.

The signature has been staged at an event held in the Moncloa gardens which the signatories have attended and also the full government, since it took place after the holding of an Extraordinary Council of Ministers that -on this occasion- has not been followed by a press conference nor has it given journalists the possibility of asking.

The only measure included in the agreement, which was known since this Thursday, is included in point number 8, in which the Executive undertakes to “launch a second financial program of public support for the solvency and business investment of 50,000 million euros, aimed at promoting growth. “

The fact that there is only one new measure can justify that the employer’s president himself, Antonio Garamendi, you have admitted in your speech that there were people “who say that does not put anything in the agreement “, to later defend its content.

Statement of intents

The rest of the points that make up the agreement, to which it has had access Vozpópuli, collect the following good purposes.

  • They share the “urgent need to boost economic recovery and job creation after de-escalation “, and are committed to sustainable and inclusive economic growth, supported by the green economy and the ecological transition, digitization, re-industrialization, investment in R&D, public-private collaboration, vocational education and training, etc.
  • They consider “essential “to continue the social dialogue and more meetings are arranged.
  • They bet on generation of new opportunities and jobs in emerging sectors, “putting quality job creation at the center of the recovery and avoiding layoffs as the main adjustment mechanism.”
  • They are called to work on agreements to: promote the reincorporation of workers affected by ERTE, develop mechanisms for the training and retraining of workers, establish a framework for teleworking and adaptability of the working day, and develop an adequate framework for ERTE force majeure and ERTE ETOP. They will also dialogue to launch an Industry Pact, promote the green transition and digitization, modernize active employment policies, the labor framework, support the social economy and the self-employed, strengthen public services, reform the public pension system and promote measures to bring out the shadow economy.

Review of what was approved

Some of the points in the agreement are also used to review approved measures and enhance their usefulness, such as ICO liquidity lines, the FOR HIM and its extension until September 30, aid to freelancers or the Minimum Life Income.

“The figure of Temporary Employment Regulation File it has been key in the COVID crisis, avoiding the unnecessary destruction of many jobs and helping to preserve human capital and a productive fabric that would have been difficult to substitute otherwise, “reads one of the points of the agreement.

The last point contains the summary of what was signed: the reactivation of the social dialogue tables already established incorporating measures aimed at job creation and address commitments collected in the document.