Christmas parties have not stopped conversations between Catalan business organizations because Cecot Valleys is again part of Foment del Treball. The president of the Catalan employers' association, Josep Sánchez Llibre, explained on Tuesday that the two entities met on two occasions to complete the restoration of Cecot.
Foment del Treball and Cecot are looking for the "legal formula" to complete this process, which could be closed in "weeks", according to Sánchez Llibre. Even so, Cecot's reincorporation would be under the same status as the business organization of the Vallès when he was expelled from Foment in February last year.
Promotion suspends Cecot as a member of the big employers' association
Cecot was suspended as a Foment collective member while the former president, Joaquim Gay de Montellà, was at the forefront of the Catalan employers' association of large companies. The origin of the conflict comes from far away and the official reasons for Foment were that Cecot had exceeded its competencies at the territorial level. With the arrival of Josep Sánchez Llibre, therefore, one of the first objectives was to lift the suspension of the Vallesana organization.
The other conflict between bosses that is still stuck is that of representativeness. Pimec and Foment are facing because at the moment the second one has more weight than the first one in the cast that decides how much public money they touch each one. Specifically, Job Development is 60%, which is an additional 15% added to Fepime, while the remaining 25% is for Pimec.
Pimec charges against Foment del Treball for the representativeness of the Catalan employers' associations
Now the entities must reach an agreement and otherwise the Generalitat will have to make a count to decide what is the real representativeness. "There is no agreement yet, but I do not lose the hope that we can get there in the coming weeks," admitted Sánchez Llibre.
The president of Foment del Treball has also made an assessment of the political situation and the approval of the budgets in both Catalonia and Spain. "We also claim that they are social budgets, but they must stimulate investment and generate confidence among business people," he asked for a book. In this sense, it made it clear that the employer will not "give a blank check" to the Generalitat on the content of the accounts for 2019.