One of the great unfinished business of the employers ' association CEOE is the participation of women in its direction. And that is one of the first tasks has been proposed to face Antonio Garamendi in the organization, as it has pledged in his first speech as president of CEOE, an organization which has acclaimed today as sucedor of Juan Rosell.
In those words, Garamendi has not spoken to set fees in the organization that increase the presence of women. Has not reached that point, what would have been a revolutionary change in the management. We do, however, is committed to raising the presence of women in the direction of the employer for a two-way street. First, propose to increase the number of vice-presidents has now CEOE, five, to "balance" the number of men and women. It has not been more explicit.
it Also announced that it intended to "use" the statutes of the organization to elevate the presence of women in the management committee, a body composed by 40 people. His intention, he said, is use of the prerogative granted by the constitution to the president to directly appoint five persons, who according to has been said to be women.
we Will have to wait until the first meeting of the board of directors, December 19, to see if they are confirming these ads. However, this Wednesday has nombradp José Alberto González-Ruiz as secretary-general of CEOE, in substitution of Ana Plaza, who has held Showbahis the post in the last years of Juan Rosell, and has decided to leave the office. It is true, that they are both persons of confidence of each one and that this is the position of the right hand of the president of the organization. In fact, Gonzalez-Ruiz has been secretary-general of Cepyme, until now, organizacón that Garamendi has presided over-until now.
The speech of the new president of CEOE has been devoted to this point much more space than on previous occasions. But it has not started out there. The first words of Garamendi about his plans for the future have been to mark a clear distance with his successor. He explained that he was going to structure his mandate on the basis of five "Is". "The first And, without complexes is the word Spain. Spain plural", has begun, highlighting that for the first time and at his own request in the assembly of the organization were the flags of Spain and the 17 flags of the autonomous community.
One of the criticisms of interas that more has received Rosell during these four years, especially from those who are closest to Garamendi, has been, according to them, a lukewarm position in relation to the conflict Catalan. The last chapter in this issue came in October with the visit of the now former president to the prison Lledoners the leader of ERC, Oriol Junqueras, which sparked scathing criticism against Rosell in the organization, anonymous, as usual.
from there, before an audience in which was the vice-president Carmen Calvo and her predecessor, Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría, the leaders of the trade unions, Unai Sordo (CC OO), and Pepe Álvarez (UGT), the president of the PP, Paul Married, and the secretary general, Teodoro García, and the secretary of State for Employment, Yolanda Valdeolivas, has launched a loa to the crown and has proclaimed its "loyalty" to her.
Garamendi has been critical of the increase in the minimum wage of the Government, which has asked not to "orille" to the entrepreneurs in their decisions. This criticism has not arrived by both by the increase but by being unitaleral.