• "Once legality has been recovered, the dialogue can begin in the Congress of Deputies, with light and stenographers, and adopt agreements that respect equality among Spaniards"
• "The self-employed law is a true State Pact for the self-employed with an annual endowment of 1.000 million euros"
• 90.000 Andalusians have started a project on their own in recent years through the Flat Rate of 50 euros
• The Minister of Employment and Social Security has inaugurated this morning the Self-Employed Convention organized by the PP of Cádiz
The Minister of Employment and Social Security, Fátima Báñez, has asked the leaders of the Generalitat for “responsibility” this Saturday “so that the economic recovery can continue and the institutional normality that the Spaniards deserve returns”. Báñez has indicated that, faced with the "abandonment of legality and unreason, the Government of Mariano Rajoy has responded with a sensible, moderate and understandable proposal: require the Generalitat to answer a simple question, whether or not a declaration has been made unilateral independence. "The President of the Generalitat should use this requirement to channel institutional normality," she said.
The minister, who has inaugurated this morning in Jerez at a Convention of Autonomous Workers organized by the PP of Cádiz, has assured that "once legality has been recovered, the dialogue will be able to begin in the Congress of Deputies, with light and stenographers, and Agreements may be adopted that respect equality among all Spaniards”.
Báñez has pointed out that uncertainty "never accompanies recovery and job creation", and has asked that "we be aware of what we are playing for today in Spain and particularly in Catalonia".
Thus, he has stated that in the second quarter of this year, and due to the uncertainty generated by secessionism, in Catalonia, investments have fallen by 10 percent, while in the rest of Spain they have risen by 13 percent. Likewise, hotel reservations in Barcelona have fallen by 30% in the last three weeks. "The slowdown in the recovery in Catalonia is going to affect all of Spain and could cause a recession in Catalonia," said Báñez, who has admitted the possibility of a downward revision of the growth forecast for the Spanish economy.
The minister has assured that the Self-Employed Law "is not just any law, it is a capital law for the prosperity of Spain and for the creation of employment" and has indicated that "Andalusia is a land of entrepreneurship in its own right". In this sense, she has detailed that one in four new self-employed workers have opened their business in Andalusia, where "there are already more self-employed workers now than before the crisis, and where self-employed employment is growing 55% above the national average" .
90.000 Andalusian self-employed have benefited from the flat rate of 50 euros, a measure, said the minister, "born from social dialogue, which was launched at a time when Spain was going through a very hard period, and which has been a opportunity lever. She has stressed the importance of self-employment as the engine of recovery, and has pointed out that there have been 48 continuous months of employment growth in this sector.
Báñez has highlighted the commitment of the Government of the PP with entrepreneurs and the self-employed, which is reflected in all the reforms put into operation for five years, including the labor reform, "the first in history that takes into account small entrepreneurs and the self-employed”, and the Supplier Payment Plan.
Fátima Báñez has stressed that the Self-Employed Law is "a commitment that is born from civil society and that is signed unanimously in the Cortes, and that, at a time when some divide, has a special value."
It has also announced that next Thursday it will take to the Cortes the approval of the Royal Decree Law that establishes the extension of the Prepare Plan "with the unanimous support of all the autonomous communities of Spain", which will allow the long-term unemployed "to have a new opportunity".
The new Law is born with an annual endowment of 1.000 million euros and contemplates novelties such as that for the first time the flat rate will be applied to women once they return from maternity leave, and that the collection of the pension can be made compatible with a salary.
In the same act, the president of the PP of Cádiz, Antonio Sanz, has assured that "the new Self-Employed Law is the result of the unanimity of all the political groups in the Congress of Deputies and the Senate and of the social dialogue with unions and economic and social agents.
"Our goal will continue to be to change the trend started by the labor reform, which began the path of converting unemployment into job creation and which is being emulated by other European countries to bring economic recovery there as well", has saying.
He has also highlighted that "one of the deputies for Cádiz has been a rapporteur for this law, which is a source of pride for the PP of Cádiz and a specific role in its preparation."