Diego Cañamero, the unionist of Pablo Iglesias

Pablo Iglesias has turned the meeting convened on Friday by the Ministry of Labor to address improvements in the agricultural subsidy in a real party act. If his appearance was already a surprise, it was even more so that at the last minute the main agrarian organizations were called off. Instead, the second vice president of the Government and the minister of the field, Yolanda Díaz, sat alone with the Minorat unions in the field. UGT, CC.OO. and, as if that were not enough, the Andalusian Labor Union (SAT), closely linked to the purple formation and represented in the session by the controversial former deputy of Diego Diego Cañamero. A situation that has relieved even the members of UGT and CC.OO. present in the conclave.

Cañamero (Campillos, Málaga, 1956) was mayor of El Coromil with United Left between 1987 and 1991 and between 1995 and 2001, and during the last legislature deputy for Jaén, becoming the second consecutive candidate of Podemos from the SAT, after the councilman Andrés Bódalo, who was imprisoned for assaulting a socialist councilor in 2012. He was also one of the founders of the Union of Workers of the Field (SOC) in 1976 and from 1977: in 1984 he was elected secretary general of this union and in 2007 spokesman National of the SAT, central successor of the former SOC.

The Andalusian politician has a long rosary of arrests, complaints, complaints, trials and convictions as an aggressive trade unionist. In 1986, for example, he was sentenced to one month and one day in prison for his participation in the occupation of the El Garrotal estate, in El Coronil, a practice that is customary at the SAT, which every Andalusian Day and every First of May usually carry actions of this type. In the summer of 2012, he starred with the mayor of Marinaleda, Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo, two assaults on two supermarkets, one in Écija de Mercado and another in Arcos de la Frontera in Carrefour under what they called “a forced expropriation of food.”

Along these lines, in 2013 he was arrested for occupying the Las Turquillas de Osuna estate and was sentenced to seven months in jail and a fine of 1,200 euros. His last arrest dates back to 2016, when he was arrested to testify for a 2013 trade union action in a large commercial area of ​​Dos Hermanas (Seville) in which the trade unionists were made with school supplies. Cañamero was released on charges for an alleged crime of theft.

He arrived this Congress last July with the aim of making the people “owner of the farmhouse” and “rehabilitating” democracy. “You have to be insumiso against injustice and against unjust laws,” he told reporters while collecting his deputy record that he obtained as head of the list of Unidos Podemos por Jaén in the last elections of 26-J.

The link between Podemos and SAT, surprise guest at the field meeting this Friday at the Ministry of Labor, is total. Proof of this is that at the beginning of 2017, the general secretary of the purple formation, Pablo Iglesias, visited Andrés Bódalo in Jaén prison, where the unionist and former Jaen’s councilor in Common served a three-year sentence for the aforementioned aggression to a socialist councilman during a day laborers’ protests in 2012. His unionist, Diego Cañamero, accompanied him to Iglesias. .

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