The Asturian Government today launched a “categorical requirement” to the Industry Minister, José Manuel Soria, to negotiate with the mining unions, with whom the Spaniard Executive shares the budget cuts that the sector is the immediate closure of the mines.
The Minister of Economy and Employment, Graciano Torre, has put it at a press conference as President of the Principality following a meeting of regional government chief, Javier Fernandez, with the general secretaries of the mining sections of the CCOO and UGT Asturias, Maximino Garcia and Jose Angel Fernandez Villa.
After more than two hours of meeting, Torre has said that the Asturian Government is convinced that if the PP does not change the financial amounts for mining in the Budget for 2012 closure of the mines will be immediate and that this is not a “statement free of unions, “but it is true from any scrutiny.
“A year ago reluctantly admitted the closure of mines in 2018, but we can not accept the closure in 2012,” said the Minister of the Principality.
Also, Torre has warned the Ministry of “uncontrollable actions” in which can lead to the strike.
Garcia stressed the harmony with the Government of Asturias, has denounced the “numantina position” of Spain and denounced police actions in which “crushed” to miners and handcuffed, while Villa believes that the government does policy, but that casts a “pulse” of mining to see who wins, because its purpose is to eliminate the labor movement.