Archive for October, 2012

The government EREs increase in the unemployment rate

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

CCOO denounces the regulation allowing the mass dismissal of public employees for economic and production

The union is calling on public employees to join the general strike on November 14

The Teaching CCOO Federation denounces the situation that can be generated at the level of job losses following the adoption of the Rules of procedure of collective dismissal and suspension of contracts and reduced working hours for economic, technical, organizational and production.

The dismissal in this area already covered in the previous labor reform, Royal Decree-Law 3/2012 of 10 February, which forced to call a general strike on March 29.

The mass dismissal of workers from the public will increase the unemployment rate, bringing it to figures socially unacceptable socially.

In fact first public job destruction exceeds what occurs in the private sector.

In its first and second titles focuses on the dismissal in the field of Workers' Statute, but the third title that determines the procedure for dismissal labor personnel serving entities, and entities that are part of the public sector , depriving even the staff concerned of the possibility of reducing its application days or suffer temporarily.

The only method that provides for the termination or dismissal is this person.

In addition, significantly worse drafts known to date to reduce to 5% the shortfall in the first versions required at least 10%, and that the unions had made allegations that have not been considered.

It is unfair and unacceptable that the purpose of this regulation is to destroy the jobs of the Education Authority and other public services, and that the alleged cause for termination is the budgets of the last two years, showing all expenditure of Personal and economic causes memory … with these requirements all public employees can be fired.

With the promulgation of this rule is no other reason to endorse the call for general strike on November 14.

Public employees should not be the ones to bear the effects of this policy cuts every day creates more unemployment.

Source: CCOO Región de Murcia

Pujante: The CARM budgets for 2013 are "a real shit"

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

The IU-Greens deputy, José Antonio Pujante, has today branded "anti-social" budgets of the Autonomous Region in 2013 and has said it is "a real shit" because "they not only do not we get out of the crisis, but we will delve further into the economic and social impact Murcia ".

At a press conference, he referred to Pujante budgets as "unfortunate", "deplorable" and "pathetic" by cuts including, and has said that in the current economic situation "thing to do is just the opposite" , a budget "expansive and investor" that addresses unemployment.

In this respect, has criticized the "brutal cuts" of the resources allocated to Training and Employment Service (SEF) in a context marked by the increase in unemployment, after which he asked "what fits head" this fall "on precarious and difficult situation we have. "

He has also criticized the reduction of aid dependence, investing transfers to municipalities and aid budgets are allocated in Lorca, a total of 55 million euros which, in his opinion, "are a real joke" after the PP Lorca quantify the Plan in more than 1,600 million euros.

"Then we'll see what materializes, because one thing that is budgeted and over which it runs, and in regard to public works is often a significant difference," she added the senator, after noting that "the sales that occur in all the ministries are all about creepy ".

Pujante has accused the Regional Government to reduce the budget for health, education and social policy, the latter because of the dismissal of interns, "who come to further swell the unemployment rolls," while he lamented that "far from deal with situations of greater difficulty of insertion training, to contract ".

Similarly has ruled on the "substantial reduction" in university and research, because "you have to do is just invest" in these areas. "With these assumptions not only not going to end the crisis but we will delve deeper into the economic and social difficulties, "he concluded.

Source: IURM

Valcarcel said that "we have won a very important battle" by the cohesion funds, but "the war is not over"

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

President of the Community remembers his defense before the highest authorities of the European Cohesion Policy in multiannual budget of the European Union 2014-2020

He claims that his position at the head of the Committee of the Regions has allowed "open doors that do not open, thinking also in regions that are in a similar situation to ours"

President and Chairman of the Community Committee of the Regions (CoR) of the European Union (EU), Ramón Luis Valcárcel, said today in Yecla in relation to cohesion funds, that "we have won a very important battle", the Asked about the decision of the rotating presidency of the EU to keep the funds for so-called 'transition regions', among which is the region of Murcia.

Valcarcel said that the negotiation of the EU budget in 2014-2020 multiannual framework will not close until late November, so that "the war is not over and will continue it."

In this regard, said that "we can still win" and that "it was worth doing all that we have done in the negotiation of European cohesion funds for the Community budget."

The regional chief executive recalled its institutional agenda to the highest European authorities, from the president of the Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, to Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, and Dimitris Christofias, current president of the European Council.

Asserting that the EU "is better be not be," said his response "to those who wonder what makes Valcárcel in Europe" is none other than "try to work in the best way possible," and all reinforced by its Chairman of the Committee of the Regions, which "has enabled a number of instruments to serve as an objective is to get the Murcia region continue receiving funds even though we are a region in transition, like so many in and out of Spain ".

"We have created a lobby," he said Valcárcel, "a pressure group, to borrow a condition, now, privileged, as chairman of the Committee of the Regions, which allowed me to open doors that will not open"

"I have have benefited from it, but not to paddle just to house, but I did think also in other regions that are in a situation similar to ours," he said.

The so-called 'transition regions' are those who have passed the first threshold of 75 percent of gross domestic product through the European Union (Andalusia, Galicia and Castilla la Mancha), in addition to regions that are already among the 75 percent and 90 percent of gross domestic product, as is the case of the Region of Murcia.

Source: CARM

Garcia Retegui: "Budgets for 2013 will bring more unemployment, less aid, more cuts and more suffering to the citizens

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

The Socialist spokesman said that these financial intensify all errors and all the inability of the PP Government management

The Socialist parliamentary group spokesman, Begoña García Retegui, said in an initial review of the budgets of the CARM 2013 that these accounts will mean more unemployment, more cuts and more debt.

"These budgets intensify next year, the brutal cuts that the PP government began in 2012, without having served for a recovery of the economy and to have better services."

Retegui Garcia reproached that budgets for 2013 have only to reduce the deficit target and forget the people: "there will be less support for economic sectors, less help for families, more unemployment, less income, more cutbacks and more suffering for citizens who pay a debt that have not generated ".

Begoña According to Garcia, the regional government delegates to the state growth policies, but forgets that Rajoy also the main objective is to meet the deficit.

So wondered who will address the needs of citizens, to ensure public services to respond to the unemployed, to companies that need liquidity.

Examples of budget cuts cited the Institute of Development, which has only 40 million euros lost 20 – despite its mandate to boost the economy, agriculture, energy, tourism or investments not stand out well.

Regarding social policy, health or education predicted more suffering for the people.

"Caen dependence and basic social benefits for municipalities. Decreases in health budget by 385 million euros compared to 2012 and so on."

For the Socialist spokesman, the problem with the Region of Murcia is the absence of economic growth and unemployment; scissors has gotten significantly in education, health and social benefits.

It grows so exorbitant debt and multiply by three social policy spending by almost 12 in infrastructure and 44 in the case of R & D + i.

The forecasts of director Juan Bernal talk about a fall in GDP of 0.5 percent, when everyone talks about a fall of 1.5%, three times more than what they have announced.

"This will certainly bring more unemployment. Contends that situation not to be reduced by 45% the budget of the SEF, as their employment policies should contribute to improving the situation of unemployment experienced by the region."

Garcia Retegui assessed that "the 2013 budget intensifies all errors and all management inability PP government, less investment activity, less aid to key sectors to boost economic activity, fewer jobs and more cuts."

The socialist parliamentary concluded that austerity alone, only meeting the deficit target will occur as usual, they keep falling revenues and will result in more suffering for families without we achieve out of the crisis.


Retail trade sinks to Murcia autonomous sales down nearly 16% compared to September 2011

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

UPTA warns that each reform announcement by the Government is a negative reaction in consumption and thus on employment in commerce

The overall retail nationwide registers a variation of -12.6% in September, according to data presented by the National Statistics Institute.

Has been known Union of Professionals and Self-Employed Murcia (UPTA) data in the region are even worse and worrying, reaching a 15.8% decrease.

Also the retail sector employment has fallen significantly, by 1.5% compared to the employment rate recorded in September 2011.

This time, all modes of distribution decrease sales in September over the same month last year, only the big chains are saved as usual, and the fall is general in all regions.

Again the businesses run by autonomous suffer this fall above the average, -16.2% compared with September of last year.

"Without wishing to be alarmist, we think the situation is becoming untenable. Reform Each announcement by the Government is a negative reaction in consumption and thus on employment in the retail sector," said Cesar Garcia, Executive Secretary Sector Policy UPTA Spain.

The rise in VAT and the suspension of small sections that mainly affect transportation, hotel and food "are leading to greater consumer recession produced so far this crisis," added Garcia.

From Murcia UPTA still consider it increasingly urgent that the Government planned to study a Comprehensive Plan Supporting Trade and regional governments that support it.

"With the data in hand is apparent that isolated measures are useless, according to the results that shed every month and the importance of this sector in the economy as employability," says Mamen Martinez UPTA general secretary in this community.

Source: UPTA Murcia

The Community presents a strategy guide for seismic design of buildings of new construction

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

The Minister of Public Works noted that the guide is intended to be effective for all technical and "contributing to position ourselves as a model region in implementing the seismic regulations "

Sevilla also announced that they are working on another document that meets criteria to act in an emergency in case of earthquake

The Minister of Public Works and Planning, Antonio Sevilla, today the Earthquake Strategy Guide for design and calculation of new work on the analysis of the behavior of the buildings have had Lorca depending on the soil type, the date their construction and building types

This analysis has enabled the establishment of an efficient strategy for the proposed new construction in both the whole region in general, and in the area of ​​Lorca, in particular.

The entity of the damage last year in Lorca is the cause that prompted the Department of Public Works and Planning promote the writing of a series of documents that meet the guidelines one should follow those skilled in the construction of new buildings in the repair and give the case when, following the seismic regulations currently in force.

The Minister of Public Works and Planning said in opening the conference, aimed at construction professionals that has gathered around 200 technicians, "as the legislation is varied shear, we consider it essential that technicians in the Region of Murcia have a guide to consolidate the existing legislation, easily understood ".

Sevilla said his Ministry has agreed the contents of the Guide to different institutions and professional bodies in order to ensure real and effective application of it in building design to draw from the presentation of the Guide.

Finally, the guide contains case studies as examples, in which you can clearly see what measures to take on a project that meets seismic regulations.

The regional head of Public Works and Planning explained that the above guidelines are not intended to incorporate additional requirements contained in the legislation, but it will provide a set of guidelines to facilitate the technicians involved in the design and construction of buildings the proper application of the requirements contained in the regulations.

Three guidelines to deal constructively earthquakes

Antonio Sevilla said that today is the first of a series of documents that will soon be presented to the technical community in our region, "and I'm sure will be an indispensable tool to cover all the needs in this area."

So in addition to the guidance presented today, the Ministry has already prepared another draft guide for defining a methodology for structural repair of the building damaged in the earthquake of Lorca, and third, for emergency actions that can serve as technical reference to the possible occurrence of another earthquake.

The texts intended to be made effective for all actors and technicians involved in the construction, both as regards the design of the structure, such as connection details structural elements resistant to the elements.

And so, said Antonio Sevilla, "contributing to position ourselves as a model region in the enforcement sismorresistente"

"With initiatives like this, we will be better prepared to face this kind of natural phenomena, with more specific criteria of efficiency, safety and emergency," said the counselor.

Source: CARM

Submitted general budgets of the autonomous region in 2013

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

The President of the Regional Assembly of Murcia, Francisco Vidal Celdran, received this morning the bill Budget of the Autonomous Region for 2013 in the hands of the Minister of Economy and Finance, Juan Bernal Roldán.

The ceremony took place in the Hall of the Prince of the parliament, and also attended by the members of the Bureau (Alberto Garre, Pedro Antonio Sánchez, Belén Fernández-Delgado and Teresa Rosique), President of the Economic Committee, Sunday Segado and spokespersons of the parliamentary groups Juan Carlos Ruiz, Begoña García and José Antonio Pujante Retegui.

The legislative initiative to determine the policy of the Governing Council next year 2013 has been presented later in the registration of the House and accepted for filing by the Bureau of the Assembly, along with the bill on fiscal and economic development Murcia Region, colloquially known as Tracks.

Subsequently, the Minister of Economy and Finance has appeared before the media at a press conference to explain the broad lines of the budget, which were then analyzed by the spokespersons of the various parliamentary groups: Juan Carlos Ruiz Lopez, spokesman Popular Parliamentary Group; Begoña García Retegui, the Socialist Party spokesman Jose Antonio and Pujante, deputy United Left-Greens and Joint Parliamentary spokesperson.

The full contents of these assessments appears on the website of the Assembly.

Source: Asamblea Regional de Murcia

Juan Carlos Ruiz: "The regional government has submitted budgets possible"

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

GPP spokesman highlights the efforts of the regional executive to ensure social policies despite the decline in revenue

The spokesman of the Popular Group, Juan Carlos Ruiz, said that the budget presented today at the Assembly by the Minister of Economy, Juan Bernal, "budgets are possible and meet the commitments made by the community (like other regions ) in the Conference on Fiscal and Financial Policy and also repeated at the last Conference of Presidents. "

According to the spokesman popular "is budgets that meet a deficit target," which clarified as "not the goal to which we tend, but an instrument that will allow us to grow and ensure welfare policies "and said that" this is a budget that fit the realities of the region, marked by a severe drop in revenues, estimated at one billion euros in the last three years. "

Ruiz has valued the budgets imporancia 2013 that "besides being possible are those that ensure social policies, and reflect the commitment of President Valcárcel with ensuring social policies".

Furthermore, optimism has transmitted to citizens and, while recognizing "that the next will not be the best economic year" assured "that will be the last year of efforts", while confidence has asked that this effort will return to the path of growth, job creation and welfare.

Source: GPP

Valcárcel Murcia encourages employers to invest in research and launch new products to the international market

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

President of the Community visit in the town of Yecla factory Interplasp polyurethane foams, "which is an example of innovation, research and internationalization in times of crisis "

The company, which has expanded its facilities, has signed an agreement with the UMU to research new products and applications provide a range of environmentally friendly

The President of the Autonomous Community, Ramón Luis Valcárcel, inaugurated today the expansion of company facilities and Accessories yeclana Interplasp Foams SL, which has made a significant commitment to innovation, research and internationalization, in collaboration with the regional government .

On this visit, framed in which the chief executive of the municipality held today Yecla, Valcárcel Murcia encouraged entrepreneurs to "follow the example of Interplasp, for investment in R & D + i, applied to the production process."

He also recalled that the internationalization of the product, business growth and transfer of knowledge are, at the moment, "the main weapons that any project should be considered for consolidation business."

The company yeclana Interplasp SL Foams & Accessories is a manufacturer of polyurethane foam for various applications since 1987, and is the only one in the region to manufacture this type of product.

In addition, newly designed Interplasp has an investment of 12 million euros to adapt the traditional process of polyurethane foam production to new technologies.

It has therefore expanded its facilities in Yecla in a second phase and has signed a collaboration agreement with the University of Murcia for research in 'technical foams', which can offer new products and provide a wider range of applications in the framework of sustainable production and environmentally friendly.

Regarding the presence of Interplasp products in foreign markets, the company made its commercial launch in 2011 in France, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Central Europe, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.

Source: CARM

Cerdá highlights the importance of the work of protection and recovery of fishery resources in the marine reserve of Cabo de Palos-Islas Ants

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

The Minister of Agriculture and Water and the rector of the University of Murcia have signed a collaboration agreement for the continuing research project on the evolution of this space marine

The Minister of Agriculture and Water, Antonio Cerdá, and the rector of the University of Murcia, José Antonio Cobacho, today signed a collaboration agreement which continues the research project on monitoring the effects of Cabo Marine Reserve Palos-Islas Ants.

Cerdá stressed the need for these studies and the importance of research for the "sustainability of natural resources."

This project involves the monitoring of fish populations and the ecological impact from the exercise of underwater activities within this sea area.

The owner of Agriculture and Water stressed that this work has led to the conclusion "the excellent state of preservation is this ecosystem."

The Minister further explained that fishing in this area is limited to an artisanal fleet "very limited and regulated", consisting of 12 vessels, belonging to a closed census.

The work being done by the University of Murcia since 1995 would have shown the evolution of species of commercial fish such as groupers, dentex and hamstrings, crustaceans like lobster and slipper lobster and shellfish, octopus as well as biodiversity of the seabed.

About 2,000 hectares of protected

The reserve, which covers an area nearly 2,000 acres, has shared management between the General Secretariat of the Ministry of Fisheries Agriculture, Food and Environment, and the Ministry of Agriculture, as it is situated between the waters that manage both administrations.

This area is characterized by rocky nature funds, with vertical walls and large blocks, at different depths, which are represented all species described for the coast of Murcia.

Posidonia oceanica is both rocky and sedimentary formations is one of the largest and best preserved of all the Spanish coast.

Source: CARM