PSOE and Podemos tried yesterday afternoon to redirect the situation after one of the most important clashes, so far, between the partners that make up the government coalition, on account of the repeal of the labor reform. After all the gesticulation and overacting on Friday with the urgent call for the pact monitoring table, yesterday things remained the same. Well, exactly the same, no. The decibels have dropped a little bit although neither of the two parties gets out of their position. The socialists insist on being present in the social dialogue, represented by the economic vice president, Nadia Calviño, and Podemos insists on the ‘no’. The negotiation with the social agents, they say, must remain in the hands of the second vice president, Yolanda Díaz.
Therefore, the disagreement continues due to the composition of the table, or, at least that is what is conveyed by the public discussion between the two parties. But what about the content of the reform? Do the two government partners agree on the scope of the reform? Yolanda Díaz insists on the word repeal. The socialist representation in the Government, with its present at the head, have not used the word since Pedro Sánchez used it at the closing of the Socialist Congress.
The two partners of the Government have been summoned to continue talking, but to continue talking about what? Because this is the important thing. That and the consensus within a government that in the worst of the pandemic was able to open the social umbrella to give refuge to many citizens who, without the measures adopted, would be much worse off than they are. This is a reality that threatens to be distorted by an issue, also capital for workers, the labor reform.
But in the meantime, they are involved in who should be in charge of the reform, although what they are really talking about is who will be able to claim, in the end, the medal of the reform.