The Spanish government's decision to allow non-essential service workers to return to work as from Monday, is not only criticised by the Catalan government. According to Público and 20 minutos, the ministers of Unidas Podemos (UP), Sánchez’s government associates, are opposed to the decision to end the total lockdown due to coronavirus.
The vice-president, Pablo Iglesias, expressed his disagreement with Sánchez's decision via a tweet where he linked an article on the situation in Bergamo (Italy), titled "The massacre that management did not want to avoid". Iglesias highlighted the following message:
“...El presidente de la patronal dijo: Ya perdemos 100.000 millones al mes... La secretaria del sindicato respondió: Hace 40 años que soy sindicalista y no he pedido nunca el cierre de ninguna fábrica pero ahora está en riesgo la vida de las personas...”👇🏻https://t.co/WOKSdDV06M— Pablo Iglesias 🔻 (@PabloIglesias) 11 d’abril de 2020
"...The head of the business association said: We have already lost 100,000 million a month... The secretary of the union replied: I have been a trade unionist for 40 years and I have never asked for the closure of a factory but now people’s lives are at risk..."
- Pablo Iglesias
Other UP members have been more direct than Iglesias; namely Naiara Davó, the party's spokeswoman at the Corts Valencianes, the main legislative body of the Valencian Country autonnomous community.
O paramos el país o nos quedamos sin país.— Naiara Davó (@NaiaraDavo) 11 d’abril de 2020
Desde Podemos, creemos que no es el momento de echar al traste con todos los esfuerzos mantenidos hasta el momento para aplanar la curva y salvar vidas. Debemos sostener un poco más los sacrificios.
"Either we stop the country, or we loose the country.
From Unidas Podemos we believe this is not the time to neglect all the efforts to flatten the curve and save lives. We must endure the sacrifices for a while longer"
- Naiara Davó
If nothing changes, as from Monday Spanish workers in non-essential services who, according to the non-essential services catalogue, cannot work remotely, will be able to return to work. Spanish health minister Salvador Illa, has assured that no expert advising the Spanish government has disagreed with the decision taken.