Spain’s Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) condemned the labor reforms of the current right-wing president, Mariano Rajoy, Wednesday, saying they have skyrocketed poverty and inequality in the country.
PSOE spokesperson and Congress of Deputies member, Margarita Robles, said that 15 percent of workers in the country are at risk of poverty, being paid salaries that are not enough to cover basic needs.
Robles added that the situation for women is getting increasingly worse.
Because of changes in 2012 to the labor market by the governing Right, explained the representative, one and a half million Spaniards make less than the minimum monthly salary.
Almost one million workers cannot face the costs of food and rent.
“The worst form of poverty is that suffered by those who have no jobs,” she emphasized.
Just last week, the Adecco Foundation found that over 9.3 million working people are at risk of living in poverty in Spain.