May 1.- Díaz, Garzón and Montero attend the demonstration in Madrid for Labor Day


The Second Vice President of the Government and Minister of Labor and Social Economy, Yolanda Díaz, the Minister of Consumption, Alberto Garzón, and the Minister of Equality, Irene Montero, will attend the demonstration organized by the CCOO and UGT tomorrow, Monday May 1, under the motto ‘Raise wages, lower prices, spread profits’.

Likewise, and leading the representation of the Socialist Party in the demonstration, will attend the General Deputy Secretary of the PSOE and Minister of Finance, María Jesús Montero. Also present last year were the Government spokesperson and Minister of Territorial Policy, Isabel Rodríguez, who this year is attending the event in Puertollano; the Minister of Education, Pilar Alegría, the Minister of Consumption, Alberto Garzón, the deputy for Más País, Íñigo Errejón, and the spokesperson for Más Madrid, Mónica García, among others.

Díaz and Garzón repeat for the second consecutive year in the march in Madrid, which will begin at 12:00 pm from Gran Vía and end in the Plaza de España. Along with Garzón, the federal spokesperson for the United Left, Sira Rego, and the parliamentary spokesman, Enrique Santiago, also take part.

Izquierda Unida, in addition to participating at the head of the demonstration, will have its own procession throughout the tour where they expect their militancy, supporters and leaders to meet.

The unions have called this demonstration in more than 70 cities in Spain, in a context of tension with the employers due to the stagnation of the negotiation of the V Agreement for Employment and Collective Bargaining.

The UGT secretary, Pepe Álvarez, UGT pointed out last week, at the press conference to present the act, that the call for so many demonstrations in the country is “significant information about the importance” that the unions give to this date ” vindictive”.

For Sordo, this year’s motto, ‘Raise wages, lower prices, distribute benefits’, which, in Sordo’s opinion, cannot be “more concrete” or “synthesize more the demands of the trade unions”.

The CCOO general secretary indicated that this May 1 is “very close” to the start of a “transcendent for Spain” political cycle, with the regional and municipal elections on May 28.

For this reason, he asked that this May 1 be a day “of balance”, of the advances in labor and pension material that have been achieved in this legislature, with the protection of 18 million incomes, among pensioners, beneficiaries of the Salary Interprofessional Minimum (SMI) and beneficiaries of salary increases by agreement, among others.


The arrival of this May 1 also announces the end of the term that the unions gave to the Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations (CEOE) to reach an agreement on the V AENC.

The CCOO and UGT warn of an increase in mobilizations in the second part of the year if there is no progress in the AENC, and they will take advantage of this May 1 so that the employers feel “the breath of the country’s streets demanding that they put an end to greed, with the usury that business profits represent, in some cases”, as Álvarez said last week.