The Secretary of State for Employment and Social Economy, Joaquín Pérez Rey, and that of Social Security and Pensions, Borja Suárez, have agreed that both ministries continue to negotiate with the Treasury and Public Function, to increase the workforce in the Labor Inspectorate and the National Institute of Social Security. Both organizations are suffering episodes of collapse in the provision of part of their services. Unions of civil servants such as CSIF and the Union of Labor and Social Security Inspectors of Spain have been demonstrating to demand more personnel and technical means.
The numbers two of Labor and Social Security have valued the work of both institutions and assured that they are working “intensively” to find a way out of the conflict. Specifically, the Secretary of State for Employment, Joaquín Pérez Rey, has denied that they are avoiding dialogue with the unions and, as an example, has highlighted that “multiple meetings” have already been held.
Regarding the Labor Inspectorate, he stated that he has “the admiration of all Spanish citizens” and is “key to promoting the transformation of the labor market.” In addition, he has added, that “his campaigns make the regulations of this Ministry are not just jewelry.”
From Labor they have also highlighted the 50% increase in the budget of the Labor Inspectorate and the forecast of incorporating 600 troops, including inspectors and sub-inspectors. In any case, Yolanda Díaz’s deputy has promised to continue working with unions and the Civil Service to ensure that the agreement reached on July 7, 2021 is fulfilled. “We are going to do everything on our part so that the Inspection can have the means humans,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Secretary of State for Social Security has recognized the “extraordinary work” of the officials of the National Institute of Social Security (INSS) in recent years and assured that “there will be an important incorporation of troops into Social Security “. In this sense, he has attributed the current situation of this body to “the cuts of previous governments” and the assumption of new powers.