Bolivian Government and Unionists Agree on Bill for Workers' Benefits
La Paz, May 23 (RHC) -- The Government and the Confederation of Bolivian Workers agreed to develop a bill to make employers comply with the standards for workers' benefits, announced minister of Labor, Daniel Santalla.
Santalla reported on the talks between the Confederation Workers and the government authorities and the agreement on a draft law in order to guarantee the rights of workers, organization and unity of the trade union.
He admitted that his portfolio will adopt an enforcement policy to ensure that employers comply with the law because, in his opinion, there are owners who “mocked the rights of workers” because “they do not know social and labor rights that are established in the General Law Labor and the Political Constitution of the State.”
Santalla believes the bill can be completed in a week to make it known in the political-economic cabinet. Then it will pass to the Multinational Legislative Assembly before its enactment by President Evo Morales.
The Confederation of Bolivian Workers and the Government held intensive meetings in recent weeks with the intention of reaching an agreement to end the strike of the doctors of the public sector, which called for the abrogation of Supreme Decree 1126. Finally, the parties found consensus and the government issued a decree that annulled the earlier opinion, which ended the doctor´s strike.