People march today in Ecuador against governmnent economic policies
Quito, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) Workers, teachers and members of various social organizations in Ecuador will hold a march today in this capital, against decisions of the national government in economic matters.
The main cause of protest are the agreements adopted by the Executive with the International Monetary Fund, which imply higher added value tax by three percentage points.
'Here we are demanding rational employment and contracts,' said Mesías Tatamuez, president of the Unitary Front of Workers (FUT), one of the organizers of the protest at a press conference.
As he explained, the lawsuit in that sense is against the application of the so-called slavery law, which in Ecuador leads to paying 200 dollars, equivalent to half a basic salary, instead of the 400 stipulated.
The labor leader clarified that it will be a peaceful march, replicated in other cities of this South American nation such as Guayaquil and Cuenca.
Citizen action will be joined by the National Union of Educators, the Popular Front, as well as representatives of other organizations and unions.
For her part, Government Minister María Paula Romo, affirmed that the National Police will respond if there is violence during the demonstrations, a statement that received a resounding rejection from the FUT.
'We warn that their duty is to ensure the right to mobilization is respected, protected by Article 98 of the Constitution,' the FUT said in a statement, according to which the intention is to delegitimize the social and popular struggle.
In this sense, she reiterates to the government that the students, teachers, merchants, unemployed, professional unions, social, union and popular groups summoned are not terrorists and the persecution must be against criminals and corrupt people, responsible for looting the country.
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