Yolanda Díaz: “We are going to make a great revolution in employment”. Employers will have to justify the causes of temporary contracts.
“It is not worth going back to 1997 or 2006. The structural problems of the labor market were in 2000, 2001. Therefore, what we are going to do is a great revolution in employment in Spain,” says the minister and vice president third of the Government, Yolanda Díaz, in an interview with La Vanguardia .
The Minister of Labor explained that economic agents already know the ten major reforms that this revolution will consist of, and that they are already working in this direction, despite criticism of the opacity of the 2012 labor reform and its modification.
Among the labor-related measures envisaged in the Recovery Plan is a simplification of the hiring modalities, an adequate regulation of training contracts, the promotion of fixed-discontinuous contracts for seasonal activities or the penalization of the excessive use of contracts. of very short duration.
It also provides for a 2021-2027 Plan for decent work for young people and training programs in projects of public and social interest, first professional experience in public administrations or research.
“In Europe no one can understand why in 2019 we had 6 million contracts with a duration of less than seven days . You cannot weave such a country. Nor life projects,” the minister denounced. Díaz assures that, with these characteristics of the labor market, it is very difficult to involve workers in a business project: “We do not want lives to work. We want jobs to live. We have to change the model from top to bottom.”
The temporary contract will be justified by the employer
The minister rules out that the solution will come from the reduction to three contracts only , and warns that, although the focus has been placed on this detail of the reform, it is something much more complex.
“The stable contract will be normal and everything that comes out of the walls will be examined,” says Díaz, who explains that the causes of precariousness will be incorporated into the reform. In his project, an entrepreneur will have to justify why he does not make a permanent contract and a temporary one. “No country is built on the foundations of precariousness,” he adds.