Santo Domingo.- Union leader Rafael (Pepe) Abreu on Sunday warned that though business sectors want to change 28 articles of the Labor Code, they’ve yet to reveal which ones and what aspects they propose.
He also warned that labor unions would oppose any law that seeks to affect the severance pay workers are entitled to when they are laid off. "They (employers) don’t specify what is it they want to modify in those 28 items. They reveal aspect but there’s no document which states what items will change."
Interviewed y Pablo McKinney on CDN 37, the head of the unions grouped in the CNUS called on employers to "present what are the articles they want changed."
“The current Labor Code which replaced the so-called Trujillo Code which was not an imposition," and instead the result of the labor-management consensus reached in 1992.
Abreu stressed that if business has a proposal to amend the Labour Code, it’s only natural to present it to the unions because "if workers agree with you, who will oppose it.?”
He warned nonetheless that "the dismissal, the severance pay we cannot negotiate because when the employer decides to end the contract ... that’s all we have to grab on to."