On May 31st, the president of the Central Unitaria de Trabajadores (CUT), Francisco Maltés, called on trade unionists and the population of Colombia to support the government’s social reforms.
“We want to request the Congress of the Republic, in particular the Seventh Commission, to process the bill introduced by the representative Mafe Carrascal that includes the main aspirations of the union movement expressed in the last 30 years,” the leader said.
Maltés recalled that Colombia voted for the changes, and the labor changes are included in the bill.
The CUT, the General Confederation of Labor, the Confederation of Workers of Colombia, the CPC, CDP pension confederations, and the communal ones, convened the “Taking of Bogotá for social reforms” day for next June 7th.
The protesters will demand and demand the approval of labor, pension and health reforms.
“The debate on the three social reforms of the government of Gustavo Petro is increasingly critical (…) due to the media campaign of the economic and political powers of the neoliberal establishment and the extreme right against him, as well as for the narrow margin of time that is left to approve them, thanks to the delay of different economic, political and media forces,” Maltés said.