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Colombian Congress debates labor reform

Bogotá, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The Seventh Commission of the House of Representatives of the Colombian Congress is beginning the discussion of the labor reform, one of the main commitments of the government of Gustavo Petro, and which seeks to guarantee and improve the rights of Colombian workers.

The debate will take place amid the controversy generated by the opposition that disqualified the proposal presented on March 16th by the Minister of Labor, Gloria Inés Ramírez.

“If the bill is approved by the Congress of the Republic, it should allow to stop sexual and labor harassment in the country; it should allow real wages to grow in Colombia so that (the country) can be industrialized,” President Gustavo Petro, who added that “it must allow people to be happier in this society and enjoy more free time. It must allow the body of workers to be able to organize themselves to be able to discuss face to face with the business world “.

Petro stressed at the event that the future reform will be adjusted to the changes in the world, manifested in a “resurgence of the struggles for the dignity of work and even the struggles for more free time” to achieve greater productivity.

Taking the floor at the ceremony, the Minister of Labor described the initiative as “the most ambitious labor reform of this century”, since in her opinion, it includes the legal and political concepts of institutions and countries such as Mexico, Chile and the International Labor Organization.

“The labor reform of the government of change will guarantee the labor rights of nearly 22 million employed, of which eight million are women,” she considered.

Ramírez highlighted the bill’s most innovative aspects, and stressed that the centrality of the project is job stability as a protective rule, where the form of general contracting will be the indefinite-term contract. She also assured the workers that the law will allow them to recover a right, with a working day “in accordance with nature”, and stressed that Colombia “will have more citizens with the real capacity to activate our economy through the management of their real wages.”

The second of the three major social reforms promoted by the Colombian government, which includes health and pensions, has been endorsed by unions such as the Central Unitaria de Trabajadores, the General Confederation of Labor, and the Colombian Federation of Educators.


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