The president of the Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations (CEOE), Antonio Garamendi, announced this Tuesday that The employer will not attend the meeting convened by the Ministry of Labor to agree on the increase in the Minimum Interprofessional Wage (SMI). The Minister of Labor, Yolanda Díaz, has described as “very serious” that businessmen do not attend the call and has asked her president “seriously”.
Garamendi explained that at 9.30 on Wednesday the employer’s board of directors is called, the first after his re-election, in which the rise of the SMI and will rule on the matter “in writing”. Labor has also summoned employers and unions to a meeting for the same day to listen to their contributions before making a decision on the SMI.
Garamendi has stated that this issue “is not social dialogue”, but a decision made by the Government after consultation with the social agents. “They are not asking us, they are only asking us for our opinion, and it is not an issue that we sit down to negotiate”has added the employer’s leader who last week declared the negotiations with Labor broken until he rectifies an amendment agreed with Bildu on the control of the Inspection in the ERE.
Garamendi has also stressed that the increases in the SMI job creation has stopped in Spain and in a country “what you have to do is create employment”.
The leader of the employers’ association has indicated that in more than half of the autonomous communities the minimum wage will exceed 60% of the average salary and has highlighted that the turnover of a company from a community has little to do with that of another based in a different autonomy.
It has been pronounced like this after the report of the committee of experts was presented this Monday, which proposes a rise in the SMI for 2023 of between 4.6% and 8.2%, with which it could reach a maximum of 1,082 euros gross per month in 14 payments compared to the current 1,000 euros.
In your opinion, it would be necessary to take as reference amounts of moderation such as the 3.5% rise in public officials, and other references that affect the countryside, company contracts with public administrations and the differences between autonomous communities.
He has specified that in other countries work in the fields is compensated with social contributions and has launched criticism because the rise in the minimum wage is not indexed in public contracts. It has also considered that the minimum wage should be indexed to collective bargaining.
has also regretted that the minimum wage be “cheerfully” raised and in the middle of the year it increases again, which in his opinion causes a “feeling of helplessness”.
Yolanda Díaz asks Garamendi for “seriousness”
The second vice president, Yolanda Díaz, has insisted that it would be “very serious” for the CEOE not to attend the meeting, for which she has asked him to fulfill its constitutional mandate as a social interlocutor and attend the meeting.
The Minister of Labor has assured this Tuesday that the CEOE You have the expert report from Mondaywhen she herself received it from the advisory commission, as she has stated in statements in the Senate.
Díaz has asked Garamendi “seriousness” and commitment to “one of the most important measures taken to improve people’s lives. The vice president has once again demanded that employers not be infected by political noise and that they bring serenity to Spanish society.