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there Will be fumata blanca on the ERTE in a maximum period of five days. At least, that is the wish of the minister of Work and Social Economy, Yolanda Diaz, that has marked this term of the social partners in the tripartite commission to close a deal that extends the Temporary layoff of Employment beyond 30 June. “Today has met the tripartite commission and I take this opportunity to cheer for you as soon as possible, before the Tuesday that is coming, there is an agreement prosperous for the country”, said the minister during his intervention before the Commission for the Reconstruction of Social and Economic in the Congress of Deputies.

Those expectations, however, are quite different on the other side of the table. The appeal of Diaz has been met with a clear message from the president of the entrepreneurs, Antonio Garamendi , which has recriminat that the Government has not yet brought on the table a proposal for an agreement and that, therefore, it is difficult for the agreement in this term. “Our roles are, the unions are, but the Government, no”, said the leader of the CEOE, which has intervened in the commission to contimuación of the minister.

The negotiation is still hard and complex, as it was the first of the agreements reached in the social dialogue. The Government is inclined to extend these records to the 30 September , both by force majeure, such as for economic reasons, technical, organizational, and production. The entrepreneurs, however, have demanded repeatedly for a longer period, at least up to December , as it would provide more stability to the game board of the entrepreneurs. Garamendi reiterated that this longer the term and the fact of “giving them greater adaptability would increase the necessary legal security and certainty to employers and workers”.

The result of this work table, which negotiates how and in what sectors to extend the conditions of the ERTE, live pending thousands of entrepreneurs and workers. Díaz has pointed out that the vocation of their Ministry is to the “whole” and has assured that work “to go forward, although he has mentioned that it must be done “from the discretion that should be”.

“we Need an agreement prosperous for Spain” , has asserted. Currently there are 3.4 million people under this scheme and, according to Diaz, the formula has allowed it to be kept “alive” with thousands of companies.

Diaz has been argued that the ERTEs have served to “cushion” the blow in an extreme uncertainty for the company and, therefore, for the workers. “Beyond the political game all over the world has understood cuél is the claim,” he said. Diaz has been open to extend this scheme to “accompany” the companies as “it would not make sense to have made all this effort to then let him fall” . And has returned to the value of the social agents that have “been up to” during the pandemic. “They have been exemplary. All the world must assume their responsibility, everybody has to pitch in,” he said.

The extension the ERTEs beyond June is today the decision which with the greatest of yearning and restlessness waiting for the Spanish business fabric. It is, say entrepreneurs, is a matter of State that you can mark decisively out of the crisis of the Covid. The importance of the measure has been today, as reflected in the Commission of Rebuilding the Social and Economic of Congress and has been the common denominator in the interventions of the groups.

In its proposals, Garamendi has asked for flexibility, which “was decisive in the previous crisis” to save the lives of many companies, and has stressed that the labor reform of 2012 was the lever which further helped in this sense . In particular, the CEOE has asked for more capacity for geographical and functional mobility for enterprises, sagging of the conditions agreed to in the convention and of the irregular distribution of the day. He has also claimed that the FATE to be an instrument more adaptable to the circumstances and that allows to “enter and leave” to the workers in function of the needs of the company.

Garamendi recalled that have already been lost 133.000 companies, a point which has influenced also the president of Cepyme, Gerardo Cuerva , then remember “behind every company there are individuals, families, and human beings” . Crow heavily loaded against the demonization of the figure of the entrepreneur and has argued that while the companies objectively required to maintain a STRONG not it makes sense to establish time limits by sector or by territory.

The minister of Social Security, José Luis Escrivá, had already pointed out this morning that the agreement could be entering the final straight. In a meeting with the General Council of Economists, he explained that are fine-tuned proposals to extend both the ERTE as the provide extraordinary by cessation of activity for self-employed persons . Escrivá also said that there should be discrete because the proposal must be passed by the delegate commission for economic affairs. “We work in a parameterization similar to the one we had until now, because we think that has worked well,” he added. He was referring, in particular, to the incentives for companies to activate before their workers even though that’s suppose to assume more risk. According to Escrivá, this is because employment is being revived with more force than expected, although, he acknowledged, still “missing a lot.”