The mayor of Mérida (Badajoz), Antonio Rodríguez Osuna (PSOE), recommended to a municipal worker without a civil servant position that if he wanted to return to work at the City Council, he should avoid going to court to obtain a permanent position, as other temporary employees have done. of the Consistory, because otherwise he will no longer work "not even as bailiff while the PSOE is there." The councilor's private telephone conversation with his interlocutor has leaked this Thursday through social networks and has caused a real political powder keg.
Shortly after the WhatsApp audios were released - coming from an Instagram account - the mayor himself has called a press conference and said that he felt pressured by the worker: "He blackmailed us into making him fixed, it was the seventh time that he called me and I explained to him that he only stays fixed due to opposition, nobody enters the City Hall through the back door," he assured. Meanwhile, the regional coordinator of Podemos, Irene de Miguel, has indicated on her Twitter account: "One of the great scourges that Extremadura has are clientelist networks. City halls should not be the farmhouses of the mayors on duty who hire by hand to those who lick their boots. Osuna should resign if this is proven."
In the private telephone conversation that has now come to light, and which according to the mayor took place on December 2, 2019, the councilor acknowledges that he has done "favors for party people to work for a while" in the capital's consistory Extremadura, "but whoever denounces will not even work as a bailiff", as reflected in the audio.
Specifically, it points out that "all those who are evading the law or have completed a few months (working), if they denounce the City Council, they will not enter any more while the PSOE is there, because whoever they denounce is not going to put it in, they will I've told everyone." And he continues: "There are a lot of people, lifelong party colleagues who have told me the same thing. We did them a favor to work for a while, but not to stay for the rest of their lives. What happens to people is that You give him your hand and he takes your foot."
The mayor proposes to the temporary worker the following formula to access a municipal position: "We are going to make a job bank to cover casualties, we are even going to make a call for public employment, where we are going to put people we need and Surely a worker like you will be needed, but there are other people who are not needed, so -the councilor insists- whoever denounces the City Council does not go to work anymore, we will compensate them, period". And he questions himself. "In response to the question of compensation or reinstatement, compensation, but yes, when we go to trial, whoever denounces the City Council forgets to enter here, but come on, not even a bailiff," he insists several times. In another passage of the conversation, he again warns: "I have fired those who have denounced them and I am going to fire those who do so" so he recommends to the temporary municipal employee not to spend "money on lawyers" because " It's not going to matter because I'm going to fire them, so I'm telling you so you don't spend money on lawyers, or the union, or anything."
Regarding the personal case of his interlocutor, Rodríguez Osuna orders him to "collect your settlement, your story and such (sic)", but the worker interrupts him saying that he cannot access the stock market because he does not comply with one of the requirements of the bases "because I have been working for two years in the City Council", to which the mayor replies that he will find out about this requirement: "I could discuss that with Personnel", although he criticizes that the worker knows about that clause "when I haven't seen her yet."
Antonio Rodríguez Osuna explains in these audios that "before people were in fraud of the law without contest-opposition and nothing happened, but now they have patrimonial responsibility", referring to the members of the government team. And he explains it like this in the recording: "If within three years a mayor enters and denounces the previous mayor for entering without competition-opposition and denounces me in court, I have to be paying all the fucking years that he has been entering there to work everyone. It's not paid by the worker, I pay it, it's called patrimonial responsibility". Next, the mayor of Mérida warns that "the unions are very smart, but they never show their faces, nothing more than their mouths, and the one who goes to the 'trullo' is me and I will not go to the 'trullo' for anyone", spits.
In another passage of the telephone conversation, Rodríguez Osuna recommends to the former worker "a thousand formulas" to enter the City Council." And he recommends that he become self-employed "or through a company a contract is made, period". It is true that there is no one in Mérida like you to operate the machine, they have told me in the Park and everyone has told me, in any case, I will find out". And the councilor insists: "You forget it and leave yourself to talk to everyone. Anyone who denounces the City Council is not going to work anymore in the fucking life (sic) in the City Council, at least while the PSOE is there", so he once again recommends "that people collect a settlement and go to unemployment, to look for life, that he has already been working for three years, that he is doing very well, three years in a row in the City Council". time continued working for the municipality.
In his urgent appearance before the media, Rodríguez Osuna has assured that "the worker blackmailed us so that we would do it permanently" and has revealed that "this person appears in the office and tells the Personnel delegate that he has a recording with the mayor so either you make me fixed in this City Hall or I'm going to go for it". Next, he warned that "with my government, the Mérida City Council is not going to enter through the back door and we are not going to sign anything that I do not have legal reports or the signature of officials because this political thing is temporary, it happens, the that we are mayors tomorrow we are not and when we are not there someone can tell us that we have done something irregular".
As EL MUNDO has learned, this conflict between the worker and the City Council - which began three years ago - has already had a court ruling against the employee and the appeal is awaited at the Provincial Court.
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