Ministry of Employment and Social Security (Spain)

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The Ministry of Labor and Immigration is the ministerial department of the Government of Spain created by the Royal Decree of May 8, 1920 which manages the policies of the Government related to Labor relations, employment immigration and emigration, as well as the organization of the Social Security in Spain.

Organization[edit]

Depending from the Minister there exists the following units:

  • The Undersecretariat (The unit in charge of coordinating the entire department, as well as preparing documentation for Cabinet debates.)
  • The Secretariat of State of Social Security in Spain.
  • The Secretariat of State of Emigration and Immigration.

List of Ministers of Labor[edit]

Period Beginning End Name Party
Reign of
Alfonso XIII
(1902-1923)
8 May 1920 13 March 1921 Carlos Cañal y Migolla (6)
13 March 1921 14 August 1921 Eduardo Sanz y Escartín (6)
14 August 1921 8 March 1922 Leopoldo Matos y Massieu (6)
8 March 1922 7 December 1922 Abilio Calderón Rojo (12)
7 December 1922 3 September 1923 Joaquín Chapaprieta Torregrosa (12)
3 September 1923 15 September 1923 Luis Armiñán Pérez (12)
Dictatorship of
Miguel Primo de Rivera
(1923-1931)
17 September 1923 21 December 1923 Alejandro García Martín (12)
21 December 1923 7 February 1924 Juan Flórez Posada (12)
7 February 1924 3 November 1928 Eduardo Aunós Pérez (12)
3 November 1928 30 January 1930 Eduardo Aunós Pérez (4)
30 January 1930 18 February 1931 Pedro Sangro y Ros de Olano (4)
18 February 1931 14 April 1931 Gabriel Maura y Gamazo (4)
Second Spanish Republic
(1931-1939)
14 April 1931 12 September 1933 Francisco Largo Caballero (1) PSOE
12 September 1933 8 October 1933 Ricardo Samper Ibáñez (1) PRR
8 October 1933 16 December 1933 Carles Pi i Sunyer (1) ERC
16 December 1933 28 April 1934 José Estadella Arnó (1) PRR
28 April 1934 4 October 1934 José Estadella Arnó (2) PRR
4 October 1934 3 April 1935 José Oriol Anguera de Sojo (2) CEDA
3 April 1935 6 May 1935 Eloy Vaquero Cantillo (2) PRR
6 May 1935 25 September 1935 Federico Salmón (2) CEDA
25 September 1935 14 December 1935 Federico Salmón (3) CEDA
14 December 1935 30 December 1935 Alfredo Martínez García (3) PLD
30 December 1935 19 February 1936 Manuel Becerra Fernández (3) PC
19 February 1936 13 May 1936 Enrique Ramos Ramos (2) IR
13 May 1936 19 July 1936 Juan Lluhí Vallescá (2) ERC
19 July 1936 19 July 1936 Bernardo Giner de los Ríos (2) UR
19 July 1936 4 September 1936 Juan Lluhí Vallescá (2) ERC
4 September 1936 4 November 1936 José Tomás Piera (2) ERC
4 November 1936 17 May 1937 Anastasio de Gracia (4) PSOE
17 May 1937 1 April 1939 Jaume Aiguader (5) ERC
Dictatorship of Francisco Franco
(1936-1975)
3 October 1936 30 January 1938 Alejandro Gallo Artacho (6)
30 January 1938 9 August 1939 Pedro González-Bueno y Bocos (13)
9 August 1939 20 May 1941 Joaquín Benjumea Burín (7)
20 May 1941 25 February 1957 José Antonio Girón de Velasco (6)
25 February 1957 10 July 1962 Fermín Sanz-Orrio y Sanz (6)
10 July 1962 29 October 1969 Jesús Romeo Gorría (6)
29 October 1969 11 March 1975 Licinio de la Fuente (6)
11 March 1975 12 December 1975 Fernando Suárez González (6)
Reign of
Juan Carlos I
(1975)
12 December 1975 5 July 1976 José Solís Ruiz (6)
5 July 1976 4 July 1977 Álvaro Rengifo Calderón (6)
4 July 1977 28 February 1978 Manuel Jiménez de Parga Cabrera (6) UCD
28 February 1978 3 May 1980 Rafael Calvo Ortega (6) UCD
3 May 1980 9 September 1980 Salvador Sánchez Terán Hernández (6) UCD
9 September 1980 26 February 1981 Félix Manuel Pérez Miyares (6) UCD
26 February 1981 2 December 1981 Jesús Sancho Rof (8) UCD
2 December 1981 2 December 1982 Santiago Rodríguez Miranda (9) UCD
3 December 1982 25 July 1986 Joaquín Almunia Amann (9) PSOE
26 July 1986 2 May 1990 Manuel Chaves González (9) PSOE
2 May 1990 12 July 1993 Luis Martínez Noval (9) PSOE
13 July 1993 5 May 1996 José Antonio Griñán Martínez (9) PSOE
6 May 1996 20 January 1999 Javier Arenas Bocanegra (10) PP
20 January 1999 21 February 2000 Manuel Pimentel Siles (10) PP
21 February 2000 10 July 2002 Juan Carlos Aparicio Pérez (10) PP
10 July 2002 17 April 2004 Eduardo Zaplana (10) PP
18 April 2004 12 April 2008 Jesús Caldera Sánchez-Capitán (10) PSOE
12 April 2008 20 October 2010 Celestino Corbacho (11) PSOE
20 October 2010 22 December 2011 Valeriano Gómez (11) PSOE
22 December 2011 Incumbent Fátima Báñez (9) PP

(1) Ministry of Labor and Social Protection
(2) Ministry of Labor, Heath and Social Protection
(3) Ministry of Labor, Health and Justice
(4) Ministry of Labor and Protection
(5) Ministry of Labor and Social Attendance
(6) Ministry of Labor
(7) Ministry of Agriculture and Labor
(8) Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Security
(9) Ministry of Labor and Social Security
(10) Ministry of Labor Social Affairs
(11) Ministry of Labor and Immigration
(12) Ministry of Labor, Commerce and Industry
(13) Ministry of Trade Union Action and Organization

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