Santo Domingo.- Employers on Monday offered their "best interest and greatest willingness to obtain a new labor code that is worthy of a social dialogue" and a tool to benefit workers, businesses and the country.
Jaime González, president of Dominican Republic’s employers grouped in Copardom, said "it’s not our intention to jeopardize workers’ rights."
"We have not proposed the repeal of rights to any population group, much less those of pregnant workers," he said.
"It’s imperative to confront distortions in the labor code which has become outdated over time and identify realistic solutions to these problems which, like or not, encourage informality, Gonzalez said in a speech to open Copardom’s 11th Congress on occupational hazards,
"We will not achieve the desired development we seek if those responsible of formulating public policies, decide to do more of the same, while we hinder the growth of the productive sector, the dignity of workers, and the Government and Dominican society’s best interests," the business leader warned.