Sánchez assures that “the future” will agree with Escrivá’s new pensions


The president of the Government, Pedro Sanchez, has closed ranks this Saturday around the pension reform presented by José Luis Escrivá with the conviction that “the future will prove him right”, against those who have criticized his proposal for understanding that it will not serve to guarantee the sustainability of the long-term system. Both the employers and some analysts have warned that Escrivá’s plan to load the entire reform on businessmen and high incomes, as if it were all a problem of lack of income, will not work in the long term, when the hole in the system increased by the avalanche of retirees from the ‘baby boom’. Without giving a further technical or logical explanation, the president has starred in a weekend meeting in Huelva, where he has released the slogan of the campaign to the regional and municipal governments -“Defend what you think”-, to conclude that if we defend a dignified welfare state, reforms such as pensions They are a guarantee that everything will be fine. “to future”.

Not only has he not wanted to downplay the affront that Escrivá’s plan entails for companies and the highest wages, but he has once insisted that what employers have to do is reach collective bargaining agreements in which the benefits are shared with the workers, something that the employers have always clearly rejected. In the purely electoral tone to which he has accustomed us every weekend of the 28-M pre-campaign, Sánchez has come to ask for more decent wages, because that is, in his opinion, the best way that there will be better pensions in the medium and long term.

Decent salaries and pensions

“That’s why it’s so It is important to raise the minimum wage or is it relevant to revalue pensions… and for this reason we also demand that the employers sit down with the unions and that those benefits that the big companies have not only go to those at the top, but also the workers of those big companies”, Sánchez pointed out during the closing of the Municipal Convention of the PSOE in Andalusia where he has officially presented the motto of the party “Defend what you think”.

A motto that defends -he has said- “what the majority thinks”, which is, for example, being aware that “a pension system is guaranteed with decent salaries that will be the decent pensions of tomorrow”. “They said for months that we were not going to be able to reform pensions and those who when they governed they devalued and froze them. When it’s just the opposite“, added the President of the Executive along with the Secretary General of the PSOE in Andalusia, Juan Espadas; the Mayor of Huelva, Gabriel Cruz, and the President of the Diputación de Huelva, María Eugenia Limón.

Also supported by the Ministers of Finance and Science and Innovation, María Jesús Montero and Diana Morant, respectively, Sánchez has made it clear that “today, tomorrow and always, We will defend the revaluation of pensions as the best way to guarantee a dignified retirement”. The President of the Government and General Secretary of the PSOE has defended that “what you think is important” and “no matter the noise, tension, disqualification or insults” of those who ” They have nothing else to offer citizens and they cannot show it because they do not connect with the demands of the social majority”.

He has warned that the “neoliberal and cut-back” policies of the government of Mariano Rajoy they will need a decade of “progressive politics” to be reversed, and has had an impact on the fact that the working middle class, although has earned 10% in real wages It has lost purchasing power with the 17% increase in prices in recent years. “And that is why (the employers) have to sit down so that in the collective bargaining the benefits are distributed fairly,” he stressed.

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