According to the spokesman of the municipal government, "the City Council wants to put its small grain of sand, supporting the claims of the State Pro-Referendum of Pensions (MERP), with the aim of promoting a reform of the Spanish Constitution that includes prohibition expresses that any government, current or future, can touch, cut or privatize the public pension system. "
The municipal groups of PSOE, IU-Verdes and Podemos, and this time together with the independents of CCCi, will present in the next regular ordinary of October a motion to defend and to shield the pensions by the Spanish Constitution.
Councilor for Informatics, Miguel Gual, as spokesman for the government team, notes that "in recent years, especially between 2013 and 2016, pensioners have suffered the deterioration of the public pension system and the loss of purchasing power.
We live in a situation of social alarm because of the danger that runs one of the fundamental pillars of our society, an axis of intergenerational and interterritorial solidarity.
Public pensions are not only a right, a symbol of progress and a democratic conquest, but these years have been a real cushion for thousands of families during the crisis.
And they remain. "
Gual's statement explains that pensions for retirees "constitute in Spain the main source of income for more than nine million pensioners and their families.
In addition, during the crisis, they have contributed, and continue to do so, to alleviate the plight of thousands of households that unemployment left with little income from work;
a situation that they have only been able to cope, in many cases, thanks to the injection of liquidity that supposed the public pensions of the greater relatives ".
Gual recalls that "this government of change has sought collaborative support in this initiative, prior to the information commissions, for this motion to be presented by all parties represented in this City.
For this reason, we are grateful for the start-up collaboration of the independent CCCi, because in matters of this importance we believe that a broad social movement is essential, regardless of ideologies, religious creeds or partisan acronyms, one to whom we believe that the constitutional shielding of public pensions , is a struggle that affects all citizens.
Therefore, the spokesman of the government team has expressed its desire that, "from a humble institutional position, this City Council wants to put its small piece of sand, supporting the demands of the State Pro-Referendum of Pensions (MERP) , with the aim of promoting a reform of the Spanish Constitution that includes the express prohibition that any government, current or future, can touch, cut or privatize the public pension system.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Cieza