What must happen for an unemployed person who rejects a job offer to lose the subsidy



The general secretary of the UGT believes that any unemployed person who does not accept a position should lose the benefit

Pepe lvarez, general secretary of the UGTJavier BarbanchoWORLD
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The General Secretary of the UGT, Pepe Alvarez, asked the government yesterday harden your position with public aid, so that any unemployed person or beneficiary of the Minimum Vital Income (IMV) who rejects a job, when he comes together with the necessary training to occupy it, will be penalized by removing the benefit.

“We’ll have to go one step further and if a person who rejects an offerwhen you have been offered training so that you have the necessary qualities, if you are a person who is receiving a public subsidy, be it unemployment or the Minimum Vital Income, the country should consider whether or not to continue charging it“, he claimed during his participation in the Cita con EL MUNDO forum.

As of today, the Public State Employment Service (SEPE) considers a serious infraction that an unemployed person rejects a job that is considered suitable for him and penalizes him qremoving the benefit for three months. If you reject an offer a second time, it’s taken away for six months, and if you do it a third time, you lose it forever.

“It is considered a serious offense to refuse a suitable job offer, whether it is offered by public employment services, or by placement agencies (when they carry out activities within the scope of collaboration with them), except for justified cause”, says the body, which also considers it equally serious refusing to participate in social collaboration work or employment programs, including those of professional insertion, or in actions of promotion, training or professional reconversion, offered by the public employment services, except for justified cause. As well as in the actions of orientation and professional information offered by the employment agencies (when they develop activities in the field of collaboration with them).

Regarding the Minimum Income, all its beneficiaries -with some exceptions- have a period of six months to sign up as job seekersas collected the law that regulates its operationbut does not exist no penalty if they reject an offer collected in the norm. Sanctions are foreseen if the beneficiaries do not participate in the inclusion strategies promoted by the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migrations.

The only beneficiaries who they will not have to register as job seekers They are those who are studying regulated studies and are under 28 years of age -when they complete it, they will have to meet that term-; those who have signed the special agreement with Social Security as caregivers of people in a situation of dependency; those over 65 years of age or those who are receiving a contributory pension for permanent disability in the degree of absolute or severe disability, a non-contributory disability pension or a contributory retirement pension; those who are affected by a disability to a degree equal to or greater than 65 percent; and those who have a recognized situation of dependency.

To Pepe Alvarez, the current penalty system does not seem sufficient and asks that the Government go one step further and toughen these sanctions. The request is similar to the one made by the Italian Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, during the electoral campaign, when he warned that he would eliminate the unemployment benefit and the Citizen’s Income -similar to the IMV- to any unemployed person who rejected a job offer.

In addition, it has been shown very critical of SEPEof which he says that “it has become a mere registry”, without making employment policies and without contributing to the relocation of the three million unemployed in the country, which causes that there are vacant positions and that the Executive opts for hiring originally in other countries in sectors such as construction, which it also opposes.

“There are three problems: one, that the people who should occupy those positions I am sure do not receive the job offer; two, that we do not have guidance in the employment services precisely to train people in those specialties that are going to be necessary; and, three, because instead of going to look for people in any country, who at the moment are living more or less happily and who have no prospect of leaving their country, it is more productive to take the unemployed, train them and have them enter to work”, I defended this Thursday.

The general secretary of the UGT asked for resources, means and efforts so that the unemployed have the opportunity to have a job and compared the situation in Spain with that of other countries. “In the northern European countries that we look at so much, each person who deals with the guidance of unemployed workers has between 100 and 200 under their care, in Spain they have 2,500 each, it is impossible for them to help them.” find a job,” he lamented.

“It cannot be said that there are no workers for the construction In Spain when there are 3 million unemployed, let’s be serious, that these training processes do not take years, that they are simple and could allow us to employ many people in our country. That there is a problem because the vacancies are not in the same place as the unemployed? So let’s get to work perhaps it is preferable to pay a salary for displacement than to go to another country for those workers when perhaps they had not even considered it,” he proposed.

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