Posted On 17 Jul 2014
The government is working on a new version of the Labour Code, which would be submitted in October and approved by the National Assembly until the first quarter of 2015.
The Minister for Labour Relations Carlos Marx Carrasco said that after meeting with the Legislative Commission on Worker Rights this week, it was requested a space to show the results to the Coordinating Minister of Human Resource Richard Espinosa. The new project is expected to be presented to President Rafael Correa in mid-August, and between September and October,he decides when and how to refer the legislative initiative officially.
The President of the Commission Betty Carrillo (AP) yesterday explained “reached agreements” based on the “dissents”, for example: holding strikes in the premises of the company prior designation of a tripartite commission designated between employers, workers and the Branch Ministry, that the union by branches is not a form of mandatory collective labor contract, but an addition to the existing ones.
Furthermore, that one day of permit charged to vacations is equivalent to one day and not 1.36 days, that the right to food is maintained to workers when their number surpasses 25, as well as medical care and the right of unborn children and dependent parents of the employee to benefit from profits.