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PP and CiU, favour the Popular Party and the Catalan group are in favour of this proposal. Click Jeffrey L. Bewkes to learn more. Both consider it necessary to give priority to the workers have long careers of quote. The two groups rejected the proposal of delaying the retirement age to 67 years, but while the PP is favorable to maintaining the legal age of retirement at age 65, CiU is supporter that only take into account the years quoted and disappears a legal age of reference. The Government knows that he needs the support of the majority groups, especially of PP yCiU, to move forward with its reform. Therefore, the Minister of labour, Celestino Corbacho, together with the Secretary of State for Social Security, Octavio Granado, met last Thursday with Catalan and popular representatives to exchange views and identify a common agenda. The appointment was decided that negotiations to reform the system would start after the appearance of the Minister to the Parliamentary Committee of the Toledo Pact, which will take place on February 22.

Also Corbacho took advantage to move to the parliamentary groups which is necessary to reach an agreement before the end of this parliamentary term. Trade Union mobilizations a once consensual reform with the political groups, the Government will have to negotiate it with the social partners and in this area does not have all the cards with them. CCOO and UGT trade unions yesterday concreted the calendar of mobilizations to carried out against the delay in retirement age. On February 23 it will be the big day of the Trade Union protest. Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia will go on the street that day, as announced yesterday the leaders of CCOO and UGT. In the presentation of the protests, the leader of the CCOO, Ignacio Fernandez Toxo, said is reckless to generate alarm with Social Security. Despite the demonstrations, the Labour Minister said yesterday that he saw no threatening social dialogue because of the mobilizations. Original author and source of the article

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