Cartagena, 10 December 2014, José Luis Romero de Jodar, historical leader of CCOO in the region, has confirmed today its intention to be a candidate in open primaries through which United Left-Greens elect the head list for the upcoming municipal elections in May next year.
The veteran trade unionist live this way his first political experience, having never previously been neither councilor or MP or even a candidate in any electoral list.
Romero de Jodar has actively collaborated with the formation of lefts in his hometown since a couple of years ago when he joined Jaime Cayetano request the Local Political Council, being also because of a suggestion of the current local coordinator of IU Greens and Municipal spokesperson so José Luis Romero opt to head the electoral list intended to represent space in which United Left-Greens compete in the municipal elections of May 2015. Currently retired from all labor and trade union activity, Romero Jódar currently collaborating in municipal politics holding the leftist providing expertise in various fields.
The primary candidate has stated that his top priority if the Mayor will reach employment.
Thus, Romero said that "Cartagena is a contradiction since it has made the production model change, but this change has not contributed to improving the quality and quantity of employment, ultimately the standard of living of citizens Cartagena. All this at the cost of carrying out multimillion-dollar investments, however, have not generated a number of jobs commensurate spending, so you should go to an investment effort than megalomaniac but adjusted to the social reality of Cartagena, with training policies, creating quality jobs and away from the current precarious ".
The fight against unemployment would be accompanied, lógicamnete, active policies in other important aspects for cartagenera society such as the empowerment of social services a city of equals-tissue maintenance of law, public participation in decision-making, building participatory culture and others linked to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.