Yolanda Díaz recognizes that ERTE may not be enough and opens the door to other aid

The Minister of Labor and Social Economy, Yolanda Díaz, has affirmed this Friday that the temporary employment regulation files are not enough for the sectors most affected by the pandemic and has indicated that it would be “good” to open reflection to help “a very important part of our economy.”

“In our country we are experiencing an unprecedented crisis and it is true that the forecasts we had are getting longer, because we are not in a process of immunity for the population and everything is being delayed much longer than expected”DÃaz remarked in an interview with ‘TVE’ collected by Europa Press, where, however, he stressed that the levels of protection are” brutal “.

DÃaz recalled that tourism is “a little more than 12% of GDP” in the country and “is suffering a lot now”, as well as sectors such as transport, culture or leisure, for this reason he pointed out that it would be good to open a reflection with the sector “to see how it can help together with the autonomous communities”.

Asked about the complaints of some citizens in ERTE to receive payment, DÃaz has pointed out that he is not aware of any collapse or anything similar and that the ERTE first pass through the competent labor authority, so “until they reach the State Public Employment Service (SEPE) “, cannot be paid. In addition, he recalled that the Public Employment System has been strengthened “with 1,500 temporary staff”and has defended that this situation is not real except” specific “cases

“The process is up to the autonomous labor authority,” DÃaz explained, but that collapse, in his opinion, “is not real,” he said, before stating that the problems, almost always, are due to processing errors. “If there is someone who has a file that has reached the SEPE and has not yet been paid, it is so simple that they contact us and we will observe it.”

Four-day workday

“The issue of this century in labor matters is, without a doubt, the uses of our time,” explained the minister. The Ministry is therefore not working “on rigid proposals”. “What good is it that we work four days a week if we work those four days 12 hours a day? “Diaz wondered.” I don’t think it’s the right approach. ”

Likewise, he acknowledged that he does not share the idea of ​​satisfying “with public money” that one-day reduction approach, although he does share “the drafting of an advanced usage law that prioritizes internal flexibility, the adaptation of the working day to the life of the workers and the workers and in a different way “.