A massive May 1 in the province of Alicante calls for strengthening quality employment

A massive May 1 in the province of Alicante calls for strengthening quality employment
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ALICANTE. May Day, proletarian pride! Long live the struggle of the working class! Palestine will win! are some of the messages that thousands of voices have launched this afternoon in the demonstrations and marches for the Labor Day, May 1in several municipalities of the Alicante province – despite the rain halfway through in some cases. Crevillent (the earliest risers), Alicante, Elche, Elda and Petrer and Alcoy They are the places where unions, associations, political parties, platforms and working people have participated in massive marches on this day.

In the city of Alicante, according to the Government Subdelegation, it is estimated that attendance of about 6,000 people. At the head of the demonstration, both Yolanda Diazfrom UGT, as Paco Garcia, from CCOO, have told the media about the main demands on this day. García has assured that “There is a threat of rain, but not meteorological rain, but rather a media storm and political mud.” “which prevents us from putting on the table the demands for full employment, with less working hours and more salaries for all citizens.”

The general secretary of CCOO in l’Alacantí – Les Marines, explains that “today, May 1, we demand from Alicante, which needs it more than the rest, a space for dialogue and to find new advances that are possible.” He has marked the financial, business and energy records that have been broken and affirms that “there is room to redistribute and we demand courage from politics to move towards full employment” from digital and green energy transformation “without contributing to another solar bubble.” .

For Yolanda Díaz, “as you can see, it is a pride in Alicante to be a union member. We are filling the streets once again. For 134 years we have always been mobilizing in defense of social and labor rights and progress.” She has highlighted, from the UGT Secretariat in L’Alacantí-La Marina, “that “Social agents matter, we are essential for there to be good policies for citizens.”and that “the social achievements we have made, which have raised the interprofessional minimum wage, have all had an impact on the working class, making it a day of vindication and joy.”

He has claimed that “the unemployed and long-term unemployed also have those active employment policies that we ask the Consell not to cutbecause it is necessary to insert all that unemployed population that needs guidance and training.” He has also asked for a strong industry for the province.

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Alcoy demands improvements and a change in the production model

This May Day, Alcoy hosted one of the four demonstrations called in the province by the CCOO and UGT unions. The day began with a breakfast in the garden of the union headquarters in Alameda Camilo Sesto, to travel the journey to the Plaza de España, where the manifesto was read, by the regional secretary of Employment and Union Action of UGT , Leticia Pascual, and the general secretary of CCOO in the Central Regions, Raül Alcocel.

At the time of demands, the unionists have influenced issues such as the need for economic growth to lead to improvements for the working class, the importance of strengthening social and policies, as well as that European funds serve to change the productive model, with an economy that is committed to industry and its relocation. There has also been launched a “no to wars”.

The Secretary of State for Industry has joined the Alcoy demonstration, Rebeca Torrowho also stressed that “it is a day to demand more rights and opportunities”, and together with the mayor, Toni Frenchhas agreed that “the rights achieved can be lost and we must continue fighting.”

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