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Minister's Biography

Minister of Labour and Social Economy

Yolanda Díaz Pérez


  • She was born in Fene (A Coruña) in 1971 and holds a Law Degree. She completed several advanced and postgraduate courses in Labour Relations, Construction Law and Spatial Planning, and Human Resources. She also undertook complementary training in Social Security, labour contracting, administration and political power, and gender.
  • She started working with several law firms until she set up her own in Ferrol, the city where she currently lives. During her career as a lawyer, she dealt with various labour issues and problems and was an advisor to the fishermen's guild and women in the fishing sector.
  • In 2007 she was elected councillor in Ferrol City Council, where she formed a coalition government with the Socialist Party (PSOE) and served as deputy mayor.
  • In 2012 she was elected to the Galician Parliament, where she served as deputy spokesperson until the General Elections of 2016, when she was elected to represent Galician women and men in the Congress of Deputies (Spanish Parliament). Since then, she has acted as spokesperson in Commissions such as Industry, Trade and Tourism; Commission for Economy and Enterprise; Commission for Economy, Industry and Competitiveness; Deputy Spokesperson for the Commission on Employment and Social Security; Deputy Spokesperson for the Commission on Territorial Policy and Public Service; and Spokesperson of the Commission for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Toledo Pact Agreements, as well as spokesperson for the Confederal Group "Unidas Podemos - En Comú Podem - Galicia en Común".