The employers see an agreement “very difficult” before the 15th as requested by the Government PSOE-Podemos

“Very difficult”. This is how the CEOE president sees, Antonio Garamendi, the possibility of reaching an agreement with the Government and the unions to extend the ERTE before next Monday the 15th, as requested by the Executive. Garamendi has criticized the CEOE’s accusation of making other employees work late and instead employers’ workers want to “make them work Sunday afternoon or Saturday night” for not having received the documents to close that possible agreement.

Garamendi explained during his appearance before the Commission for Social and Economic Reconstruction in Congress that after the signing a month ago of the agreement to extend the agreements on the ERTE until the end of June, “duties” had been set to analyze the next steps, But while the roles of unions and employers “are” available, those of the government, which wants to see “on the table,” are not.

“We should have had more papers long ago, I think it is not good to get to ERTE on the last day, companies need to be organized and predictable, “he added. Garamendi insisted this Thursday on expanding the ERTE “at least until December” and giving them greater adaptability. “Companies must be able to recover workers adjusting templates to objective needs; no company is going to stop recovering staff if business allows it, “he added.

Labour reform

In addition, he defended the usefulness of the 2012 labor reform, which was “the most valuable element to successfully face the way out of the crisis” earlier, warning that if a change to the norm is not done “well” it can generate ” even more unemployment ».

Likewise, it has demanded to increase the organization alternatives with geographical mobility, off the conditions of the collective agreement or in the irregular distribution of the day, as well as moratoriums and the promotion of the industry.

For this reason, he stressed that it is “necessary” that the ERTE continue with “flexibility, adaptability, simplification and certainty”, and recalled that this file model was included in the 2012 labor reform, which was “the most valuable element to successfully face the crisis »above.

In this regard, he stressed that the OECD president said that it was “very positive”, last week the EU vice-president asked to look at its positive aspects and the IMF agrees that it is “positive”. “I do not say it, there are third parties who know it”, he added, who clarified that from the employers “in no case” they have proposed that this rule cannot be improved, although they consider that doing so during the state of alarm ” honestly this is not the time ».

In this regard, he said that employers do not like royal decrees as they cannot make contributions and has advocated working for the short term in the face of the “seriousness” of the situation, regardless of whether they can sit at the table and talk “what to talk about.”

“At the table we will try to reach an agreement, and if we do not, that we may not reach, the legitimacy of the ballot boxes, of the Parliament and of the Government will have to do what they have to do, which would be at odds within the social dialogue,” pointed. For this reason, he believes that “if it is necessary to change (the labor reform), it will be changed”, but he warned that “if it is done, and it is not done well, there is still more unemployment.”

In fact, he has criticized the “announcements to destabilize a system” because “they also generate lack of confidence” and has indicated that ideologies “do not generate confidence in the world of the economy or confidence in investors”, even if they are “legitimate”.

Along these same lines, the president of Cepyme, Gerardo Cuerva, has called for greater business flexibility and worker safety, but “in no case undertaking comprehensive reforms and counter-reforms that generate uncertainty and insecurity.” Cuerva pointed out that “the entire parliamentary arc has validated measures during the crisis that would not have existed if the 2012 labor reform had been entirely repealed.”