He advocates a model that promotes the creation of 1.7 million jobs to collect 16,000 million in social contributions
MADRID, 15 Mar. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Popular Party has reiterated its rejection of the second phase of the pension reform proposed by the Government, despite having obtained the support of the CCOO and UGT unions, and has advanced that it will modify it if it reaches Moncloa because it does not guarantee the sustainability of the system and "it directly affects the generation of employment and the competitiveness of companies".
"It directly affects the generation of employment and the competitiveness of companies," warned Juan Bravo, Deputy Secretary General for the Economy of the Popular Party (PP), in statements to the media, minutes after receiving the unanimous approval of the management bodies of the CCOO and UGT to the pension reform.
For Bravo, this reform proposed by the Executive supposes "a tax on work and talent", an argument that coincides with the one used by employers to justify their rejection of the reform that will be approved soon.
For this reason, from the PP they assure that they would reform the system proposed by the Executive of Pedro Sánchez if they reach Moncloa, since they do not agree with the planned increase in social contributions. Faced with this approach, they advocate a model that promotes the creation of 1.7 million jobs that would allow a collection of 16,000 million in social contributions.
In addition, the improvement of the pension system would also happen, according to the PP model, through the promotion of talent and the attraction of the so-called 'digital nomads'; the birth rate and the boost to the productivity of the economy.
For Bravo, the proposed reform, which will affect the next 30 years, should have been addressed with consensus and dialogue with the main political groups, as well as with unions and employers. Of course, the person in charge of the economic wing of the PP has told that this week a member of his formation met with the Executive to address the proposal, although he has criticized the lack of concrete data and in-depth analysis of the impact of the reform.
The PP Deputy Secretary General of Economy has also charged against the position now shown by the Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, José Luis Escrivá, as a member of the Executive and has reminded him that what he is proposing today is the complete opposite of what defended when he was in charge of the Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility (AIReF). "He said that it was a tax on work, that it was going to affect jobs and that it was not the formula to solve the problems," he pointed out.