Sources on the purple side of the Government indicate that their ministers will defend this position in the face of the announced layoffs.
The Government could act in the largest ERE in the history of Spanish banking, the collective dismissal of 8,291 workers by CaixaBank. The ministries of United We Can move tab and will defend that “the State asserts its participation in CaixaBank so that the ERE does not continue”.
This is indicated by sources from United We Can. In fact, they remember that already in September “We express our disagreement with the merger of Bankia and CaixaBank“. These are positions that they also share in the environment of the Third Vice-presidency of the Government, held by the Minister of Labor, Yolanda Díaz.
However, there are doubts that the government, even if it tried, could achieve this goal. It owns ‘only’ 16% of CaixaBank after the absorption of Bankia and would lack sufficient support to block an ERE already announced.
Hour after publishing Invertia the plans of United We Can, Nacho Alvarez, Secretary of State for Social Rights and economic ‘guru’ of the party, has confirmed the intentions of the government’s purple wing in a video posted on Twitter.
In it, he recalls that “at Unidas Podemos we said that the merger of Bankia and CaixaBank was worrying news and, unfortunately, time has ended up proving us right. The State must use its participation in the entity to defend employment and the public interest“.
“Bankia has cost us 23,000 million euros to all Spaniards. Y It cannot be that the currency of exchange returned by financial entities is that of dismissals and office closures, precisely at a time like this, in which our economy is going through such a dramatic situation ”. has considered.
For now, the Government is being critical of the collective dismissal of CaixaBank. This same Tuesday, Nadia Calvin, Second Vice President of Economic Affairs, has assured that, given the challenges facing the banking sector, the Government has “been urging” for three years to “actively seek and work on alternatives” and “do everything possible” to avoid layoffs.
In fact, has described as “unacceptable” the “high salaries and bonuses paid to managers of the entities”, and has assured that it is “a concern” that the Government has transferred throughout this type to both the entities themselves and the Bank of Spain.
“It is about remunerations that do not correspond at all with the economic situation of our country, and, even less, in entities that are announcing heavy cuts in personnel,” he denounced.