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Basque public sector unions will demand on May 27 to decide their conditions in Euskadi

Basque public sector unions will demand on May 27 to decide their conditions in Euskadi

Maria Jose Gonzalez

May 16, 2024 | 8:00 a.m.

Basque unions mobilize to demand local management of working conditions

The The next few days will be crucial for the public sector in the Basque Country. Faced with a situation that has been brewing for years, the demand for a more autonomous and localized management of the working conditions in the public sector has reached a turning point. With a rally scheduled for May 27, Basque unions seek to redefine the relationship between local institutions and central power in Madrid, focusing the debate on the capacity for self-management and the specificities of the Basque context.

The unions ELA, LAB, CCOO, STEILAS and ESK join forces in a historic call

The dynamic of centralization of decisions in Madrid has been a constant that the unions of the Basque Country have repeatedly questioned. This month of May, ALS representatives, LAB, CCOO, STEILAS and ESK have expressed their rejection of this trend, proposing a significant change in the way of managing human resources in the public sector.

This movement not only advocates the transfer of powers, but also launches a direct challenge to the Basque Government and Eudel, demanding that they act not as delegations of the central Government, but as true representatives of Basque interests. The event will be in Bilbao, where they hope to bring together not only public sector workers, but also the citizens who support this demand for autonomy and improvement of conditions.

Basque public sector unions will demand on May 27 to decide their conditions in Euskadi

Expected impact of concentrations and institutional response

The effects of these concentrations can be significant, both in local and national politics. By taking your demands directly to the headquarters of the Basque Government and Eudel, the unions seek to make visible a struggle that they consider crucial not only for their constituents, but for the entire Basque society. Furthermore, bilateral meetings with the Basque parties that are represented in Congress are a strategic step to ensure that their voices are heard in the national arena.

Decentralization is not only an administrative issue, but also a deeply political and social one. It involves recognizing the particularities of the Basque Country in terms of language, culture and specific needs of its population.. Beyond the management of salaries and employment, what is at stake is the capacity of Basque institutions to guarantee quality public services that respond effectively to the expectations and rights of citizens.

A call to action and reflection

El May 27 will not only be a day of protests, but also of reflection on the future of the state model and the management of its resources. The unions have sent a clear message: it is time to act and make decisions that strengthen the pillars of a society that prides itself on being advanced and fair. The challenge has been met, and now it is the turn of the institutions to respond not only with words, but with concrete actions that reflect the political will to respect and promote Basque autonomy in all its areas.

The next steps will be decisive in this contest between centralization and autonomy. The debate is open and the consequences of this confrontation will define the political and social landscape of the Basque Country in the years to come..

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