The PSOE proposes recasting the subsidy and agricultural income in Andalusia and Extremadura

MADRID, 4 Dic.

The PSOE proposes recasting the subsidy and agricultural income in Andalusia and Extremadura


The PSOE has registered a non-legal proposal in Congress in which it urges the Government to consolidate the subsidy and agricultural income in a single aid in the autonomous communities of Andalusia and Extremadura.

In the initiative, collected by Europa Press, the Socialists propose the promotion of precise legal measures to improve the unemployment protection system in these regions and this includes the simplification of aid, which seeks that all unemployed people have the same rights and the same level of protection, maintaining the benefits for the group of people over 52 years of age.

Along the same lines, the group considers that the need to carry out an in-depth study must be addressed so that the protection system adapts to the reality of the countryside, since since 2003 there has been a decrease in the number of agricultural workers. In addition, it also asks that women farm workers be taken into account, given their greater difficulties in meeting the requirement of the days, given the increasing mechanization of agricultural tasks.

At the same time, a proposal is collected to modify the selection system of the workers participating in the Program for the Promotion of Agricultural Employment.

The Socialist Group maintains in its proposal that in recent years, both the Andalusian and Extremaduran rural world "is undergoing a series of important changes" that are affecting, in one way or another, the countryside of Andalusia and Extremadura.

Specifically, the PSOE refers to the mechanization used in various agricultural sectors such as the olive grove. According to the Socialists, the sector produces fewer and fewer days, mainly due to changes in production processes and systems.

Thus, for all day laborers the situation is "unfairly complicated", argues the PSOE, which adds that this situation affects "Andalusian and Extremaduran women and the elderly in a much more dramatic way", as they have more difficulty meeting the requirements for access to protection.