CCOO and UGT mobilization warn that mining will not end on July 11
The general secretaries of CCOO and UGT of Asturias, Antonio Pino and Justo Rodriguez, insisted today that if the government does not feel to compromise on the plan of mining coal, the protests will not end with the demonstration in Madrid July 11.
Pino and Rodriguez have joined today to participants in the “Black March” in the stage between Sanchidrián (Avila) and Villacastín (Segovia).
Speaking to reporters, Pine has accused the government of being “the champion of lies”, because, in his opinion, does not meet the coal plan is in force since 2006.
Asturian leader CC.OO. warned: “Do not deceive yourselves, mobilization does not end with this march, if the Government does not sit to negotiate a solution that contains the current mining plan, protests continue in the sector, both in Asturias and in other communities” .
For the unions, to close coal mining is threatening the interests of Spain, in his opinion, when Germany committed to not closing mines because the price of oil fluctuates, there is instability in the gas and nuclear moratorium after Fukushima.
Antonio Pino said the government “is the cause of this conflict,” represented in the march, but also on strike for 41 days, with closures in the pits, camping in towns and cutting roads.
According to Pino, “is trying to turn, forcing actions of the security forces, to project an idea of the miners as barbarians when defending his work and interests of his family, and that the Government is responsible president Mariano Rajoy. ”
Meanwhile, Justo Rodriguez, said that the problem of mining coal is less than the bailouts that are made in the financial and banking sector, “which then also do not address the business problems.”
For the UGT leader in this sector is part of the economy’s productive life of watersheds and important cities in Castilla y León, Castilla-La Mancha, Asturias and Aragon, where not only is the salary of workers but of autonomous traders and services.
Rodriguez has asked the government not insensitive to this work and has released the message that “Spain has to not only cut, but productive economy without imposing an absolute majority,” while still recalled that open to dialogue.
He noted that the government has lied and imposes a reduction which brought about the closure.
Now, unions say they expect the name of the Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism, José Manuel Soria, to resolve the remainder of the coal plan, which ends Dec. 31, and negotiate the 2013 to 2018.