The Second Vice President of the Government and Minister of Labor and Social Economy, Yolanda Díaz, has confirmed that on Monday she asked the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, “to withdraw the tank” that was sent for police control of the demonstrations of Cádiz, whose protagonists, he stressed, “are workers, they are not criminals,” and “are legitimately defending their rights.”
This has been pronounced in the corridors of the Congress of Deputies, where this afternoon he will defend the budget line of his Ministry. To questions from journalists, he wanted to express “on behalf of the Government of Spain” his “support” and “solidarity” with the workers in the metal sector who are on strike, and to recall that “the right to collective conflict and the right to strike it is a constitutional right “, included in the Constitution among the fundamental rights.
Díaz has made “a call to the parties that are negotiating to reach an agreement as soon as possible for the good of workers, companies and Cádiz” and has ended up confirming his initiative before Marlaska, to reiterate that “we are talking about rights constitutional laws “, of workers, who” are not criminals and are legitimately defending their rights. “
United We also asked Interior to withdraw it
United Podemos has also transferred to the Interior its discomfort over the “inappropriate” and “unacceptable” use of the tank and has requested its withdrawal. “Mr. Minister Marlaska, take the tanks out of the streets of Cádiz, you can always return them to the Minister of Defense,” said the president of the United We Can confederal group, Jaume Asens, in the plenary session of Congress during his speech regarding the budgets of the Ministry of Justice for 2022.
At the moment, there has been no response from the ministry, according to Asens. Thus, he has expressed from the rostrum his solidarity with the metal workers in Cádiz and recalled that labor rights do not fall from the sky that they are “the result of the fight against abuses by the bosses.” “They don’t need tanks, they need decent work,” Asens said.
Likewise, Podemos deputy Juan Antonio Delgado has shown his support for the workers’ strike in Cádiz in the gallery of Congress, where he has pointed out that “no one who fights to fill the refrigerator at home is a criminal” with a helmet on. hand.
The Government delegate in Andalusia defends the tank
The Government delegate in Andalusia, Pedro Fernández Peñalver, has referred in the SER to the use, during the metal strike in Cádiz, of an armored tank of the IPU, the Police Intervention Unit, to deal with the pickets. Fernández Peñalver has defended that the action of the security forces in these 8 days of strike has been “proportionate”, and as an example, he has assured that “there is no need to regret the injuries, and only two detainees among the protesters”: “The action it is being balanced, “he assured, and insisted on the” good relationship “between the Police, the Civil Guard and protesters.