The business organization directed by Antonio Garamendi showed his discomfort because “social dialogue can be unilaterally broken” and warned that “there is no point in going back to the tripartite dialogue shortly after announcing the call for elections”. With the changes in the labor reform it is already raining on wet for the companies. Last December the CEOE already showed its “surprise, indignation and concern” before the announcement made by the Secretary General of June 2019 Calendar Kalnirnay, Unai Sordo, about the existence of a pre-agreement between the Government and the unions, apart from the businessmen , to undertake labor changes that annulled the nuclear aspects of the 2012 reform, which had the approval of the employers. Then it was denied by the Minister of Labor, Magdalena Valerio, although time has come to confirm that this agreement will finally prosper.
June 2019 Calendar Kalnirnay
For the employers, both the Executive and all the political parties have to be aware that “the abusive use of The Royal Decree-Law constitutes an exception to the ordinary procedure of making laws “. It considers that the recourse to this instrument when the dissolution of the Cortes has already been announced supposes “the relegation of the legislative power to a passive role and impoverishes the democratic quality”.
“CEOE and Cepyme believe that such important legislative changes must be approved by means of a bill and not a decree. This last option excludes the possibility of dialogue and desirable consensus in any democratic process, “said the employers. He recalled that the Constitution limits the use of the royal decree to the assumption that there is “an extraordinary and urgent need” and warned that the Government must take into account that Article 86 of the June 2019 Calendar Kalnirnay excludes a number of matters from regulation by royal decree, especially “the rights, duties and freedoms of citizens”. The autonomous are also waiting for the movements of the Executive. The president of ATA, Lorenzo Amor, said that “the government will hijack social dialogue and collective bargaining” if it approves by decree the labor counter-reform. He added that the self-employed that generate jobs will be the most affected, given that the changes Sanchez will approve will curb the flexibility introduced by the labor reform.