The Social and Solidarity Economy: From the Margins to the Mainstream


Yolanda Díaz Pérez


Minister of Labour and Social Economy, Second Vice President of the Government


Yolanda Díaz Pérez was born in Fene (A Coruña, Spain) in 1971, and has a Degree in Law. She has taken different higher and postgraduate courses in labour relations, urban planning law, land-use planning, and human resources. She has also taken courses on social security, labour contracts, administration and political power, and gender. She started her career collaborating with different law firms, until she founded her own in Ferrol (A Coruña, Spain), her current city of residence. During her career as a lawyer she addressed different labour issues and was an advisor to the association of fishermen and women. In 2007 she was elected a member of the Ferrol City Council, in which, as part of a coalition government with the Socialist Party (PSOE), she was deputy mayor. In 2012 she was elected member of the Galician Regional Parliament, where she was deputy spokesperson until Spain’s general elections of 2016, in which she was elected to represent Galicia in the Congress of Deputies. Since then, she has served as spokesperson for different committees such as the Industry, Trade and Tourism Committee; the Economy and Business Committee; the Economy, Industry and Competitiveness Committee; assistant spokesperson for the Employment and Social Security Committee; assistant spokesperson for the Territorial Policy and the Civil Service Committee; and spokesperson for the Monitoring and Evaluation Committee of the Toledo Pact Agsreements, in addition to being spokesperson for the Confederal Group of Unidas Podemos - En Comú Podem - Galicia en Común.

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