The Minister of Labor ensures that the ERTE will continue to be active


Palma, Aug 1 (EFE) .- The Minister of Labor and Social Economy, Yolanda Díaz, assured this Saturday after meeting with the Balearic Government and social agents, that the protection system of the Temporary Employment Regulation File will remain active (ERTE).

Díaz, who on Friday visited the Regional Directorate of the State Public Employment Service (SEPE) in Palma and participated this Saturday in the meeting held by the Balearic Social Dialogue Table, has indicated that the central government will continue to protect this resource with the workers and companies of the Islands that require “certainty”.

For her part, the President of the Balearic Islands, Francina Armengol, just as she did the day before at the Conference of Autonomous Presidents held in La Rioja, has reiterated her call for flexibility from the central government so that the ERTEs last until the end of the year.

Armengol has pointed out that due to the strong dependence of the Balearic Islands on tourism, its economic situation is “complex” and its protection must be high, especially after the decision taken by the United Kingdom to impose quarantine on travelers coming from Spanish territory.

Also the Minister of Labor and Social Economy has announced that the Balearic Islands will host between the end of August and the beginning of September the next national extraordinary table for Social Dialogue, made up of the central government, the CEOE and the CCOO and UGT unions, in which It will debate how to continue adjusting the Temporary Employment Regulation Files (ERTE) to the economic and labor situation, with an impact on the tourism sector and with a special focus on the particularity of the Islands, where the weight of discontinuous permanent workers stands out.

In this sense, Armengol has valued the effort shown by the State Government, and in particular by the Ministry of Labor, in the deployment of the social shield that is representing the widespread implementation of the ERTE, as well as especially the adaptation of regulations to the specificity of permanent discontinuous workers.

Representing the social partners, the president of the Balearic Business Confederation of Associations (CAEB), Carmen Planas, participated in the meeting; the President of the Federation of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises of Mallorca (Pimem), Jordi Mora; CCOO general secretary José Luis García and UGT executive member Antonio Copete.

On behalf of the Govern, the vice president and counselor for Energy Transition and Productive Sectors, Juan Pedro Yllanes; the Minister of Finance and Foreign Relations, Rosario Sánchez; the Councilor for Economic Model, Tourism and Work, Iago Negueruela, and the Minister for Social Affairs and Sports, Fina Santiago.

(c) EFE Agency


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