Escrivá announces that the reform of the pension system is “imminent”


The Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migrations, José Luis Escrivá, is very optimistic about the course his long-awaited pension reform is taking. The head of Social Security has affirmed this Friday in Valladolid that his star reform will be processed by decree law and that will give time in this legislature, given that this process “is relatively imminent”.

Before participating in an event organized by the Association for Management Progress and the Valladolid City Council, he also referred to the retirement age, stating that “there has been no proposal by business representatives in the Social Dialogue”, and stressed that “it is not something that is on the table in the Social Dialogue nor since the Toledo Pact”.

“Spain has a sufficient retirement age for the sustainability of the pension agreement“, has riveted and made reference to the recommendations of the Pact of Toledo for those people who have professional careers “more volatile and whose last years are not the best”, for whom the solution will be “imminent”.

“Let’s wait for the solution, but it will be imminent, that satisfies everyone and that it will be equitable” so that no one is harmed.

Asked about the audit of accounts of Social Security, has assured that “it is practically finished” and that his next appearance within the Toledo Pact will be able to present this analysis to the rest of the members.

Social Security will reinforce its workforce this year

In the same act in Valladolid, Escrivá has assured that staff will be strengthened this year to avoid “bottlenecks” in Social Security care.

The minister added that there has been “an extraordinary drop in civil servants over the last decade” and that they have launched “all procurement and public offering processes”although he has recognized that it will take “a little time to materialize”.

Escrivá has admitted that at the present time it is not always possible to “completely satisfy those demands for information at the rate they would like”, but has contrasted the functioning of the general administration that guarantees the continuity of income with what happens with non-contributory pensions, which are managed by other administrations “with considerable delays”.

He has highlighted the role of civil servants in supporting and protection of the welfare state and he recalled that they introduced the minimum vital income during the pandemic and established other protection mechanisms for the ERTE and the self-employed.

“Today, as a result of aging, many more pensions are recognized and that It is done by officials with a level of charges much higher than the previous onesdue to a problem of improvisation for a decade”, he has criticized.

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