CCOO Castilla-La Mancha wants to encourage the vote for left-wing options on July 23, particularly among the working population, young people, women and pensioners, aware of the “setbacks” that can come with another government and that are already beginning to materialize in Autonomous governments and town halls where the right and ultra-right have allied, with embarrassing examples of cutbacks in freedoms, censorship and cutbacks in services.
“We say publicly that we do not want this model, nor do we want them to return us to that dark world of 40% unemployment, temporary contracts and precariousness”, the general secretary of the Castilla-La Mancha Workers’ Commissions, Paco de la Rosa, who has assured that “everything done in recent years has improved the economy of the region and the country, despite the fact that the right wing has not liked it”
De la Rosa has appeared at a press conference in Toledo, and has highlighted some objective data on the improvement of socioeconomic indicators that prove the positive results of the policies that the Government and social agents have been implementing, in terms of work, pensions, salaries or more rights.
The CCOO regional secretary has commented on the impact of these measures, giving as an example the indicators of Castilla-La Mancha as a result of the new labor relations framework, and despite sharing a time with the pandemic, the energy crisis, the price shock, and the consequences of the invasion of Ukraine, “when this legislature began, unemployment in the region exceeded 170,000 people, today there are 36,173 fewer unemployed people than in June 2019, with a difference, then permanent contracts were less than 8%, and today they are 45%”.
De la Rosa has in turn highlighted that in Castilla-La Mancha the Social Security contribution account continues to grow -more than 77,000 new affiliations since 2019- the lowest wages have risen 22% compared to 2019 and 30% compared to to 2017 with the 50% increase in the SMI.
Along with these indicators are those who have put more euros in the monthly payment of pensioners: “On average, a pensioner in Castilla-La Mancha would have an accumulated pension loss of 9,000 euros if the PP revaluation measures continued to be applied, an improvement of pensions that has been accompanied by an increase in the income of the SS, which guarantees present and future pensions”.
And it is that the average retirement pension in Castilla-La Mancha has risen by 28% in the last five years and up to 34% in the case of women’s retirement pensions, signs that the pension agreement participated by the unions is on the right track, ensuring income in the public system and guaranteeing better pensions for the coming decades.
“Let no one forget that with the system that the PP imposed by decree, the younger you were, the less amount of pension you were going to have when you reached retirement; The region has 386,100 pensioners who also have a lot at stake in the elections”, he indicated. Many other decisions, he has added, taken by the coalition government have corrected imbalances in labor relations by adding rights to working people.
“This balance reaffirms our conviction that something similar to what happened these four years should be desirable for the following years,” he said, “proud” that the CCOO has had an “active” participation in the social dialogue. measures and regulations that have managed to reconcile the growth of the economy with fairer rules in the labor market and more social protection.
Protecting rights, advancing towards equality, decent work and quality employment, controlling the prices of goods such as housing or food, and redistributing wealth are some of the lines of work in which the CCOO believes and for which it wants to mobilize the progressive vote ahead of July 23, has indicated the general secretary of the union in the region. “We are not neutral or apolitical, working people have a lot at stake and their participation in the elections is key,” he indicated, adding that there is a real “risk of ruin” if the social agenda of this legislature does not continue after the elections. .