The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has asked the social agents this Thursday, and "especially the employers", to reach agreements in the collective agreements to give certainty to the economy. "We are asking the parties, the social agents, for an agreement on rents and also on margins, on business rents," recalled the president in an interview on Cadena SER's Hoy por Hoy.
The social agents are pending negotiations on the Agreement for Employment and Collective Bargaining (AENC), suspended since May. "If we return collective bargaining to the center of labor relations, what I ask, and particularly of employers, is that they reach agreements, those collective agreements," added Sánchez.
"From the Government we have to encourage that this agreement that represented the labor reform, where we placed collective bargaining at the center of labor relations, be exercised emphatically and clearly by the parties, unions and employers", has said the president.
In addition to income agreements, the Government will convene social agents in the coming months to negotiate a rise in the Interprofessional Minimum Wage (SMI), which in 2023 must be equivalent to 60% of the minimum wage.
The Executive has already expressed on several occasions that they will fulfill that commitment, especially from the mouth of the Minister of Labor, Yolanda Díaz, who has accused the employer of blocking agreements in her latest interventions and has supported union mobilizations to unlock agreements. The unions also support the increase, but from the bosses they show misgivings about the inflationary situation.