Seven ministries develop the artist's statute after three years of forgetting

The Minister of Culture and Sports, Miquel Iceta, today chaired the first interministerial meeting aimed at developing the artist's statute, the set of standar

Seven ministries develop the artist's statute after three years of forgetting

The Minister of Culture and Sports, Miquel Iceta, today chaired the first interministerial meeting aimed at developing the artist's statute, the set of standards approved in 2018 but never completed, which must regulate working conditions in the cultural industry. Representatives of another six ministries (finance, education, work, presidency, social security and universities) have participated in the session, to which professionals in the sector have not attended.

"At the moment, from the government they have asked us to clearly define who our interlocutors are going to be. There are areas in which the answer is clear, as it happens with musicians and dance, and others in which there are still doubts, "explains Javier Campillo, president of the platform in defense of culture. "In addition, they have asked us to do a priority traffic light, which we clarify what measures are more urgent for us."

What do professionals claim? So far, only five of the 76 measures provided for in the artist's statute have been developed. According to Campillo, the Association of Him considers that the priority is to clarify fiscal uncertainties such as the scope of the expected reliefs for autonomous or define responsibility in the payment of the social security of artists hired in public spectacles. For this, the Interministerial Commission will have to develop Royal Decree 1435 of 1985.

The Ministry of Culture confirmed that the interministerial table is already working at 1435, although its priorities have more to do with unemployment benefits: "It is about improving labor and social protection, especially in unemployment protection, which is adapted to the Current moment and that the working conditions are recognized to the collective of artists, "the government has explained through a statement.

There are more: Culture professionals expect the Ministry of Education to include new vocational training degrees in the Lomloe for the workers of the shows. Without them, the public administration itself has entered into conflicts as the current labor crisis of the INAM, whose workers have been summoned today to the strike to protest the new and confusing titling requirements that require them to access public employment.

The measures will not be immediate. At the moment, culture has set a calendar of two more meetings before the end of the year. Sources of the cultural sector explained today that extraordinary measures in line will arrive before the government's anti-crisis policy: small progress concerning taxation, social protection and copyright.

Updated Date: 23 September 2021, 04:08

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