The Second Vice President and Minister of Labor, Yolanda Diazhas once again displayed his poor level of Spanish by asking “with complete animosity” to Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations (CEOE) back to the negotiating table. Díaz would have thought that animosity conveyed something positive and conciliatory when the truth is that it means hostility or antipathy, the opposite of what she meant. Diaz’s ridicule with language is already a classic in Spanish politics. She is the minister of the famous “authorities and authorities” or “the weakest and the weakest…”.
“What stresses Spanish society is not only not making ends meet, but also having a loss of purchasing power, as 17 million wage earners are experiencing today,” Diaz replied to the employer’s association, at a press conference after the meeting of the Advisory Commission for the Analysis of the Minimum Interprofessional Salary (SMI).
LISTEN. Yolanda Díaz says: «I ask the CEOE again with total Animosity»…. Do you know the meaning of animosity? I’m afraid not. pic.twitter.com/Gb8zI9lwqK
— Ramón Rouco ®️ (@Ramon_Rouco_) September 2, 2022
The clash between Díaz and the CEOE began with the beginning of the political course, at the end of August, when the second vice president and Minister of Labor demanded that the employer’s president, Antonio Garamendi, “commit to his country” to raise wages. Díaz also supported union mobilizations against businessmen to obtain an increase in salaries.
The crossings of statements have been maintained to date, although with a lowering of the tone by Díaz, who now recognizes the employer’s ability to “meet up” on other occasions.
However, this Friday, after learning the unemployment data, the CEOE has published a statement in which it asks “the institutions” to generate “a favorable environment” to reach agreements, and explains its positions on salary increases and the SMI .
The CEOE has clarified that “they have never left any table”, after Díaz pointed out that the talks on the Agreement for Employment and Collective Bargaining (AENC) were suspended due to the employer’s position.
Díaz has reaffirmed this idea this Friday and has stressed that “it is evidence that they have left the table on May 5.”