The Government will not exclude any party that wants to support the labor reform decree without changes in Congress and is convinced that investiture partners such as the PNV will finally support the labor change because they are working on an agreement that will arrive soon.
However, the Executive’s willingness to rely on the votes of Citizens to validate the decree without amendments has once again raised misgivings in its coalition partners and United We Can believe that it is “a trap.” He warns that the intentions of the orange formation “are not honest”.
At the moment while the PSOE is sure that the decree will be validated -predictably on February 3 in the plenary session of the Congress of Deputies- and the negotiating machinery has been put to work, the support is still in the air.
The Minister of the Presidency, Félix Bolaños, has pointed out this Thursday that he would be surprised if progressive parties do not want to change the current labor framework, which is “unfair and tremendously aggressive” and the Deputy Secretary General of the PSOE, Adriana Lastra, has gone further by affirming that he is “totally sure” that the reform “will go ahead” and that the agreement reached with the social workers will also be preserved.
ERC has begun to have more intense contacts with the Executive in recent days and although yesterday it indicated that it would not support a “personal” project of the Minister of Labor, Yolanda Díaz, it also saw room to negotiate, while the PNV has only put as condition that the prevalence of the Basque agreement is guaranteed when there is a dispute regarding a company or state agreement.
“The PNV is one of the priority partners with whom we always agree. It is a reliable partner and sooner rather than later we will reach the agreement or agreements on which we are already working,” Lastra advanced, who has also included Ciudadanos in the equation of support for the decree.
And it is that once the Executive, on the socialist side, has almost guaranteed that the decree will not be amended and the door has been opened to the orange formation, the deputy spokesman for Cs in Congress, Edmundo Bal, has pointed out that “if not touch a comma”, they will vote with a yes.
Misgivings have been revealed again in United We Can, which has warned that Cs only wants to break the block that supported the investiture and has warned that “we cannot deviate from the path.”
“The investiture block is a very valuable political heritage that must be preserved, and playing variable geometry with an issue as fundamental as the labor market is a mistake; the intentions of Cs are not honest,” stressed the spokesman for En Comú Podem Jaume Asens while reaching out to ERC and encouraging him not to deny a reform agreed with the unions.
“This agreement has come this far and later another agreement can be made to move forward, however now it is very important to preserve” this reform, he pointed out, while Asens also believes that until the 3rd there is time to reach an agreement “which may be related to the text or to other issues that run parallel to that agreement.”
In this sense, sources of the purple formation believe that with ERC their support could be negotiated with a pact through competence in labor matters.
On the other hand, from the socialist wing of the Executive, United We Can is reminded that the favorable vote of the Inés Arrimadas party cannot be boycotted, taking into account that, according to what they have stated, they are not asking to negotiate any change in the text of the reform. labor to provide that support.
What those same sources do see as unlikely is that EH Bildu can finally come in to support the decree, since the abertzale formation even asks to repeal the 2010 labor reform, approved by the socialist government.