Euskaraz irakurri: Mitxel Lakuntza: “Lan istripuen erdiak gertatzen dira kontratuaren lehen bi hilabeteetan”
This Thursday is World Day for Safety and Health at Work and in this context Mitxel Lakuntza (ELA) has pointed out that half of the accidents at work occur in the first two months of work. In the opinion of general secretary of ELA “Many companies are not afraid of inspection and the number of accidents is an indicator of this.” In an interview awarded to Euskadi Irratia’s “Faktoria” program, he stated that the companies do not follow the law and that the administration places little emphasis on inspection.
On the other hand, he defended a salary increase in line with inflation Yesterday, the economy and finance minister of the Basque government, Pedro Azpiazu, said that wage growth should be moderate and always linked to underlying inflation. However, Lakuntza believes that Azpiazu should know where the origin of the problem lies: “The focus is deliberately elsewhere, on wages, but the problem is in the energy model.”
ELA will take to the streets May 1 Labor Day, to protest insecurity and the rising cost of living. According to data recently provided by the union, there are more than 541,600 precarious jobs in Hego Euskal Herria. The general secretary of ELA assured today that “there are not all of them” and that only temporary people are counted, those who do not have a permanent contract, those who have partial contracts and those who do not reach the 18,000 euros.
The general secretary of ELA has again asked for tax increase: “Those who have held neoliberal stances in the past have also said that this is not the time to cut taxes, on the contrary. So has the IMF. Even the IMF itself has passed the Basque government to the left.”
He has also referred to Zedarriak Forum who has called it a “corporate lobby”. Moreover, he appreciates that report in which, according to Lakuntza, they ask the Basque government to go one step further, cut taxes and cut government spending.
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