The president of the Ecuadorian Business Committee, Richard Martinez, urged Wednesday the government to stop sending letters to private workers because it violates the Labor Code and this, in turn, limits the possibility of proselytizing within companies.
The businessman indicated to the Ecuavisa newscast that the document, which is being distributed throughout Ecuador, does not contribute to the atmosphere of trust that must exist between employees and employers.
According to Martinez, the Constitution -as regulatory bodies- guarantees the inviolability of personal data. “We believe this is injured with a letter of this nature,” he said.
Since January, the Ministry of Labour is delivering personalized letters to employees of various companies at national level. The government´s letter is signed by President Rafael Correa and Minister Leonardo Berrezueta.
The document states that “without workers there is no revolution,” and the idea of “the supremacy of human labor over capital” is highlighted.