The leader of the PSOE, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, has announced the sending, to the President of the Government, Mariano Rajoy, of his proposal for a large agreement in which to set, among other things, spending for health and education in the coming years and the Toledo Pact is reinforced.
The goal of Rubalcaba is to stop cuts, unilateral reforms and lower wages for workers The proposal for a pact, with nine points, includes talking about housing; controlled of marketing; tax and growth model and industrial policy ; reforms to guarantee energy competitiveness and regulated professions; reform of public administrations and a transparency law. Rubalcaba will also send it to the parliamentary groups, trade unions and businessmen and regional governments, since in his opinion everyone should be involved in the agreement .
Thus, if the Government “answers no,” the socialist leader will begin with the unions the round of meetings with the rest of the agents and institutions affected. Rubalcaba has insisted that “Spain needs a big deal” and, although he has admitted that he does not see the government “willing to even try”, he has advocated not to desist. He also affirmed that “doing so is not the immediate remedy for the crisis”, but he has been convinced that he would give “confidence to Spaniards, Europeans and world economies” .
According to Rubalcaba, during his speech before the Federal Executive, an EPA (Survey of Active Population) “disastrous” with six million unemployed and a Europe that is “turning from adjustment, adjustment, adjustment to adjustment plus growth and employment” is what allows you to present your proposals at this time. All of them are aimed at ” changing the three lines of action of the Government: cuts to tutiple , unilateral reforms and lower wages for workers,” and also to put on the table policies to stimulate growth.
The PSOE is committed to an income agreement that moderates wages and business benefits, as well as a social salary The proposals are structured around different sections, for example, credit to SMEs ( through the European Central Bank, the Bank European Investment , the European rescue mechanism, the Official Credit Institute and Spanish banks that receive public aid) and job creation (layoff moratorium, youth employment measures, Erasmus for vocational training, loans to companies with new jobs and bonuses one hundred percent in Social Security to new jobs).
The document also addresses an “income agreement” that aims to moderate wages, but also business benefits and prices, and to seek standards of coexistence and social services that make up a “kind of social wage” to compensate the most disadvantaged for the crisis. “We should be able to discuss not only when, but how we got out of the crisis and what Spain we want to have when we leave and with what rules of coexistence,” Rubalcaba has claimed.
After noting that most Spaniards are “in agreement with trying this pact,” he said that he does not see it as incompatible having asked Rajoy’s resignation three months ago with wanting to agree with him now: He has argued that he still thinks that the President of the Government is in such a situation of weakness in the case of the alleged illegal financing of the PP that should resign, but has specified that it is your responsibility to decide whether to leave or not.
Rubalcaba took the opportunity to congratulate the European Commission has denied the existence of a letter against the decree to stop the evictions of the Junta de Andalucía. “I am glad that Brussels respects the action of the autonomous parliaments,” he said.