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NATIONAL AGREEMENT, ONE MORE

At the invitation of President Martín Vizcarra, the 128th session of the National Agreement Forum was held virtually. In his speech, the head of state pointed out that we are facing an unprecedented social and economic crisis and that in order to overcome it, the unity of all Peruvians is required. The Minister of Economy also spoke presenting the post-Covid-19 economic reactivation plan approved by the Executive to the extent of CONFIEP and which the CGTP has rejected because the trade unions were not heard, nor were their demands taken into account.

It should come as no surprise, that has been the constant of the National Agreement. Whenever it has been called for, it has been so that the governments in power can take advantage of it at the expense of the workers and the people. With Vizcarra it will be no different.

A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY

The National Agreement was first convened by the Toledo government in 2002, and the participants signed a document that was signed by Julio Favre, president of the Confiep, and Mario Huamán, secretary general of the CGTP. Among its agreements is the commitment to bring education from 3 to 6% of the GDP but it was never fulfilled.

Humala appeals to the National Agreement in 2014 to reach an agreement with García and Toledo that will save him from his credibility crisis. They are part of the same Olmedo Auris in representation of the CGTP and had the assistance of Jehude Simon and Salomon Lerner, with Javier Iguiñez, Executive Secretary of the National Agreement, all of them well-known leaders of what was Izquierda Unida.

This policy of joining the National Agreement is useless and ends up costing those who are part of it because they end up assuming the costs of a policy of conciliation. One thing is dialogue, another is commitment, agreement, which implies the purpose of the governments in office to commit everyone to their anti-popular policies.

NATIONAL UNITY, WITH WHOM AND FOR WHAT PURPOSE

Of course it takes the broadest unity to defeat the Covid-19, but it is the unity among those of us who defend life, it is unity of action around common themes such as unique, universal and free health, Universal Bonus, etc. It is among those of us who agree to push in that direction and it is against those who oppose it. It is unimaginable to sit at the table with Dionisio Romero to convince him of the Universal Bonus or the tax on great fortunes. It is still unthinkable that the Minister of Economy should agree to abolish the “perfect suspension”. Such demands will only be possible if there is pressure and a struggle to get them off the ground. To think that there can be a common plan is to trust the neoliberal government of Vizcarra. This disarms the working people who may have some illusions because of the influence of the media and the regime’s parties. And it makes a leftist alternative unviable because if Vizcarra can do things right, why fight with him?

National unity is shooting us in the stomach, it’s suicide. What is needed is the unity of the popular, citizen and democratic movement around an emergency program that contains the points that the crisis demands.

UNIVERSAL BONUS, BASIC INCOME

PRODUCTIVE AGRICULTURAL BONUS

UNIQUE, UNIVERSAL AND FREE HEALTH

NOT TO “PERFECT SUSPENSION”

SOLIDARITY TAX ON LARGE FORTUNES

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