Santa Cruz de Tenerife, (EFE) in the islands.
Ángel Víctor Torres has insisted that dialogue and social agreement have been key during the four “complicated” years, in which the CCOO and UGT unions have “always” been at the side of the regional executive with their critical and constructive opinion.
The candidate for re-election has declared that the CCOO and UGT have been with the regional government during the pandemic, supporting measures such as the reactive plan, and has thanked their general secretaries on the islands, Manuel Navarro (UGT) and Inocencio Hernández (CCOO) for their involvement and their critical opinions.
As well as their “fundamental” contributions so that in the Canary Islands there is now “much” more employment than four years ago, and a social shield.
The general secretary of the UGT in the Canary Islands, Manuel Navarro, has agreed with Torres on the importance that social dialogue has had in the economic recovery of the islands, and has stated that his union continues to bet on social dialogue, on the policies of progress.
Manuel Navarro has stressed that the UGT also wants to stop the policies of cuts “that have done so much damage”, and has reminded the next regional government that social dialogue is the only tool available for the distribution of wealth.
He has also called for a commitment “like we have had with the flower pact.”
The general secretary of CCOO in the Canary Islands, Inocencio Hernández, has assessed that the Canary Islands were “much worse” than now despite an “absolutely adverse” environment such as the health, volcanic and inflation crises.
Inocencio Hernández has appealed to business organizations because they are obtaining “plenty of benefits” at the negotiating tables for collective agreements, their proposals for salary increases “are not even close” to those of the rest of the State.
The CCOO leader has also asked businessmen for a commitment to the level that was made with them from the public sphere during the pandemic, and has demanded that the next regional executive improve social policies after the May elections.
He has reproached the regional government for not having been sensitive enough to its employees, and has recalled that although they do not ask for the vote for any political formation, they will be with those who have people as the central axis of their actions, and they will encourage the workers vote. EFE