The ELA union has asked this Tuesday to put the Spanish electricity companies “under public and social control” to stop the rise in the price of electricity.
ELA has explained in Bilbao its proposals to deal with the increase in the price of electricity, which also include changing the electricity pricing system so that all energy is not paid based on the price of the most expensive source, taking energy out of “market logic”, limiting “hidden tolls “that electricity companies receive and lower the VAT on electricity to 4%.
The labor union has also denounced that the Government of Pedro Sánchez “has succumbed to the blackmail of the large electricity companies and the Basque Government has celebrated it as good news.”
ELA has considered “unacceptable that in this serious situation laws are approved tailored to the large electricity companies” and that “now politicians derive their responsibilities only to companies” when they were responsible for the total privatization of the electricity sector to late 90s.
“The situation has become unsustainable,” explained the general secretary of the union, Mitxel Lakuntza, “but the Spanish government continues to defend, as it has been up to now, the interests of large companies.”
He pointed out that the decree approved on October 26 has annulled the measures that the Sánchez government had previously adopted to limit the benefits of large electricity companies, thus “limiting benefits will be almost impossible.”
The leader of ELA has also criticized the position of the Basque Government on this issue and has affirmed that the Executive of Iñigo Urkullu “puts the interests of the electricity companies (and especially Iberdrola) before other companies and their staff, which is unacceptable” .
Ricardo is a renowned author and journalist, known for his exceptional writing on top-news stories. He currently works as a writer at the 247 News Agency, where he is known for his ability to deliver breaking news and insightful analysis on the most pressing issues of the day.