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Podemos' conditions for PSOE government: shorter working hours and guaranteed minimum income
02 June 2019 @ 19:55

ACTING president Pedro Sánchez has rejected the idea of a PSOE-Podemos coalition, but has opened the door to the latter's holding ministerial roles on an 'independent' basis.

Podemos' leader Pablo Iglesias has set out a battery of requests which he will set as a condition of his support for Sánchez, including abolishing the 2012 Labour Reform in order to 'create a job market based upon permanent employment positions', a minimum income for everyone, working or not, of €600 a month, and the working week cut from 40 to 34 hours, without any reduction in salary.

Iglesias proposed these measures in a meeting with business owners in Catalunya, arguing that they would be 'good for Spain, for companies and for Catalunya'.

He detailed all his party's proposals in the fields of economy and tax, which include a reduction on company profit tax for firms with a turnover of less than €1 million from 25% down to 23%, increasing income tax for those earning €100,000 a year or more, a wealth tax, a tax on the banks, and several environmental policies.



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