The Government managed to approve this Wednesday by the minimum in Congress the Royal Decree Law by which long-term interns, of more than ten years, will not have to compete to get a place. Thus, the pact between PSOE and United We can bear fruit to give stability to these workers in order to reach the position of civil servant, so that if they are in a position that has not been put up for competition in that decade they will be able to occupy it as civil servants without having to pass by a selective process. A measure criticized by the majority of the opposition for the way in which this rule is processed: without dialogue with political groups and using the formula of the Royal Decree-Law.
To assess this new approval, the Secretary General of the General Union of Workers, Pepe Álvarez, has been with Pedro Blanco in ‘Hoy por hoy’, who has shown his doubts with the approved measure. “We are going to see during the processing debate how it can be carried out. We carried out a procedure to solve the very serious problem of 300,000 people who work in a precarious way and that the temporary situation as we live is not repeated.” However, it states that “equal access and respect for rights must be met.”
UGT values the decree of the interim
For Álvarez, “it introduces important discriminatory elements.” “Why a person who has been in the same position for ten years is going to have the right and another who has been in the same position for ten years has been changed and instead of replacing an official, he is replacing another, he will not have that right,” he wonders. stating that “we have only listened to the minister and the assessment will have to be made when we see what it translates into.”
“We were not aware of the government negotiations. Finally, before yesterday, we had the news that the majority were being discussed and we respect the decisions of Congress. In any case, I want to make it clear that it has been a negotiation in good faith after erroneous policies of other Governments. We must ensure that there is never again a public administration in which the employees have not entered through the competitive examination, the key element to have a quality public administration with equal access, “says Pepe Álvarez.
Pepe Álvarez doubts about its “unconstitutionality”
The UGT leader questions the constitutionality of the measure: “The Government has been the one that has been opposing issues of this type to circulate. We, in a complex debate between equality and recognizing rights, without reaching this extreme “There were already notices from the State’s attorneys of unconstitutionality. That is why it is surprising that this amendment has been discussed in Congress and it will be necessary to see how it is specified and how the process progresses.”
“” The legal aspects to enter are broad. The union agreement is balanced and complies with the law. What comes we will see through the parliamentarians, “he adds.” These are developments that could not be introduced in the negotiation alleging by the Government the unconstitutionality of the same, we will see in the processing debate how they could be carried forward “, assures the UGT leader, placing even more emphasis on its legality.
He also thinks about the SMI
“We are going to ask the President of the Government for a meeting. Maybe someone thinks that it is solved with an interview and it is an issue of capital importance. The IPC is growing significantly in sensitive elements for workers, and there are no reasons for the SMI does not grow. The Government has a commitment and we will demand that the agreement be closed by 2021, 2022 and 2023. Before the summer holidays we should ask for the agreement, we are going to do it, “he says.
“I listened to Nadia Calviño and her arguments were contradictory. She cannot say in February the economic conditions of July, now employment is growing remarkably, GDP can break records, and there would be no contradiction with these conditions. Contrary to what It is said, it would generate employment and the people who receive the SMI will take it to spending, to consumption and that will lead to more employment, “concludes Álvarez.
Role of the autonomous communities
The possibility is left in the hands of the autonomous communities that, in the stabilization processes (which must be carried out through the competition-opposition formula), the opposition part is not eliminatory. The selective tests will also be organized so that the autonomous communities have more role in their design and can organize “concomitant processes so that those who compete for a square can do so in their autonomous community of reference”, in the words of María Jesús Montero .