The Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, has told European partners he believe’s labor reforms, to be adopted in mid-February, will likely cause strikes.
“The labor reforms will cost me a strike,” Rajoy whispered to Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen, apparently unaware that the cameras were watching and the microphones listening.
The EU has said Spain should give priority to the labor reforms to reduce the high level of unemployment in the country but Rajoy thinks there is trouble ahead.
“Now comes the hardest thing,” he said to Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, adding that the reforms will leave “a very bad legacy”.
After meeting with José Manuel Barroso, the president of the European council, Rajoy confirmed that the restructuring of the financial system will be adopted next Friday and the new labor reforms will be ready in February.
I look forward to reading the details of the reforms – some will no doubt benefit but I’m sure the majority of people will be in the same position that there are in now, or worse!