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Yolanda Díaz celebrates gas VAT cut and asks employers to ‘get back to work’

Second Vice President of the Government Yolanda Diaz supported the announcement of the President of the Government this Thursday on the reduction of VAT on the gas tax. “This measure opposes inflation and makes life easier for consumers,” said Díaz, who nevertheless wanted to emphasize the necessity of this type of measure, which does not take into account the level of income and which considers the reduction of the collection of the state. In any case, be “transitional”.

In celebrating the action of the Sumar Platform in Serra do Courel (Lugo) as part of the hearing process announced throughout the territory, Yolanda Díaz did not want to clarify whether she was aware of this statement by the President, although she emphasized that she maintains a “great relationship” with him and that her communication is constant. “I couldn’t talk to him today, but we talked yesterday,” he said.

In response to questions from journalists, the vice president always wanted to avoid confrontation with the PSOE and Pedro Sánchez himself, even in an issue that is a source of conflict between the coalition partners, such as the increase in military spending by the executive, and once again supported this Thursday during the president’s interview on Cadena Ser : “My position is already known, I have repeated it these days and I consider the answer repeated,” he said after being asked about Sanchez’s words. At the second attempt of cross-examination, he agreed: “I consider the answer to be reproduced.”

Yolanda Díaz once again appealed to the President for harmony regarding the conflict between the unions and the employers regarding the increase in the wages of the agreements. “The president and I agree on this issue. “Employers have fulfilled the task many times, but now they are not doing it,” she lamented. Also, the Minister of Labor once again asked the Executive Director to resume negotiations with the workers’ representatives. “They should return to the table. Trade unions protect common interests. When the elders were right, I gave them and now what I am asking is to set an example and sit at the table to improve salaries in our country,” he said.

The first act of Sumari’s tour

After the July presentation in Madrid and the celebration of another sectoral event in the capital, the listening process that will take Yolanda Díaz to the whole geography of Spain in the coming months, began this Thursday in her Galicia, the homeland of the Vice President. The site chosen was Serra Do Courel, in Lugo province, one of the region’s green lungs and one of the biggest fires of the entire summer. By mid-July, the fire had destroyed 11,500 hectares, more than half of the area’s total area. It is the largest fire ever recorded in this area of ​​Galicia, reaching a scale equivalent to 25% of the area burned in all of Spain in 60 years during the worst summer in living memory.

After visiting the area destroyed by the fire, the vice-president and leader of Sumari condemned the abandonment of all the village administrations: “We have just seen the destroyed Mt. State administrations only function in the rural world to put out fires, no matter who is in charge. The only way to tackle the fires and overcome what we see here is to eliminate the causes that lead to rural abandonment and that are related to the productive model,” he condemned.

Diaz called for rural citizens throughout the country to have “the same rights as those who live in the cities.” And he called for a “Grand Pact” that involves rethinking the relationship between cities and towns and urban populations in uninhabited areas: “A new social contract with the land is needed. Public policy cannot be developed from capitals. It should be designed from here, with people from here,” he said.

Source: El Diario





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