Cs criticizes the Government for the “poor” management of Paradores during the pandemic with Óscar López at the helm

He wants to know the impact that the passing of Pedro Sánchez’s Cabinet Director has had on the company’s financial situation


The Parliamentary Group of Citizens (Cs) has registered this Saturday a parliamentary initiative to the Congress of Deputies to address the “deficient” management due to the effects of the pandemic of the public company Paradores de Turismo de España.

Specifically, they demand a general balance of the Government of the management of Paradores during the passage of Óscar López, director of President Pedro Sánchez’s Cabinet, at the head of the public company and which is currently chaired by Pedro Saura, former Secretary of State of the Government of Sanchez.

The initiative, signed by the deputy María Carmen Martínez Granados, highlights that the confinement caused the majority of the company’s workers to work from home or some of them “could not work at all”, without contemplating the possibility of carrying out an ERTE ( Temporary Employment Regulation File).

This situation led the unions to go to court to demand the payment of wage supplements for night shifts, split shifts or production bonuses. The Supreme Court agreed with them, but “the poor economic situation of Paradores predicts that the millions of euros that this decision costs (not applying an ERTE) will come directly from the taxpayer.

For this reason, they demand a general balance of the Government of the management of Paradores, to know why the management of Paradores refused to apply an ERTE or, at least, to agree on salary supplements with the unions, and if the Executive considers demanding responsibility accountant or responsibility of the administrators of the corporations against the public officials in charge of said decision.