Santo Domingo.- The talks leading to an amendment to the labor code started without a concrete base, because although employers and workers stated their views, the President’s Special Commission appointed to tackle that task has yet to receive any proposal.
Union leader Rafael - Pepe - Abreu said the Commission studying the amendment has yet to weigh any proposal, since it held its first meeting recently to deal with the methodology. He said it will meet again October 30 to continue the process.
Once that part concludes, the Commission will analyze and locate the various points to be amended and render a report to president Danilo Medina, to convene a three-way dialogue with the unions, employers and the Government, to debate and weigh the various proposals.
In various venues the business sector has stated its intention to amend the provision on severance pay, but without stripping any other of the workers’ acquired rights.
The unions have warned however that they won’t allow a change in the formula on several pay, calling it “the workers’ main capital.”