TR cartoon: “Paying more is a “simplistic” and “demagogic” solution to labour force shortages”
Manpower. 29/05/2022 in CTXT
For a few years now there is not a week that goes by without a lot of supposed news, some of them based on the opinions of the business community, in which it is claimed that the staff does not want to work and that therefore cannot find people to join their workforce. There is a lot of talk about the hospitalitythere is a lot of talk about it, but it comes from different walks of life.
Headline: “Companies are failing to find workers with stress tolerance, discipline and commitment”
if they can’t find them, how do they know they don’t have those skills? Let’s see if the euphemisms used for PUTEAR are not the right ones…
Headline: Young people no longer want to be bricklayers: 700,000 are missing, there is unemployment, but “they don’t want to sweat”
Headline: Bars can’t find waiters: “in some areas it’s difficult to hire people”
Headline: Fishing crisis: young people no longer want to harvest at sea.
Headline: Are prisoners the solution to labour shortages?
Yes, this question is real and it is being asked by a supposed media outlet. I will avoid commenting further on this to avoid incurring various offences.
TR cartoon: Labour exploitation creates wealth
This week it was the turn of the president of Cepyme, Gerardo Cuerva, who assures that it is a “simplistic” solution and that pay more is a “simplistic” and “demagogic” solution to the labour shortage and, as usual, blames all the blame on the Government’s decisions
According to this andoba, the government is solely responsible for the fact that Spanish companies are worse off than those in other European countries. Now, overnight it turns out that we are worse off than Germany because, as we all know, yesterday we were world leaders in terms of wages and quality employment.
The president of Cepyme is supposed to argue his more than simplistic and demagogic conclusion with the issue of training. It is not clear to me exactly what he is claiming. Perhaps he is trying to move away from neoliberal thinking and wants the government to hand over trained workers in an act of submission to public intervention in the private sphere.