MADRID, May 1. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Second Vice President and Minister of Labour, Yolanda Díaz, has announced that “in these days” a commission of experts will be set up to launch the “great reform of labor law” and “in a few weeks” the social agents will discuss a “institutional participation law” to “continue improving people’s lives”.
This was expressed by Díaz minutes before the start of the demonstration in Madrid for Workers’ Day, which he attended together with the Minister of Consumption, Alberto Garzón, among others.
Regarding the reform of Spanish labor law that has advanced, the Workers’ Statute “of the 21st century”, he has indicated that it seeks to “change reality from top to bottom” as opposed to “the old statute of the 20th century” that “had authoritarian tints”.
Regarding the law of institutional participation, she stressed that it responds to the operation and the “good tool” of social dialogue, which she has practiced in her work as Minister of Labor with the organizing unions of the march, UGT and CCOO.
Precisely, Díaz has stressed that May 1 is the day of the unions, as well as of the “workers of the world”, among whom he has especially remembered the Ukrainians, who, he lamented, will not be able to go out to manifest today.
On the other hand, he recalled that the demonstration on May 1 takes place after a pandemic that did not allow the march to be held in person in 2020, for which he has called to “celebrate” now. “This day is a holiday, ways forward and improving people’s lives,” he added.
Likewise, he has claimed that it is the “first time” that he has taken to the streets of Spain for this day “saying that the lives of workers have improved.”
In this sense, he stressed that the Government has raised the Interprofessional Minimum Wage (SMI), has made equal pay laws for female workers in Spain and laws for vulnerable workers. “The precariousness after labor reform in our country is going to end,” he also added.
Finally, Díaz has assured that the Executive will continue to advance in the rights of workers: “We are not satisfied, we are not staying here, we are going to continue walking (…). Let’s tell the young people that they are going to have a future and that they are going to be able to return to our country and live with dignity”.