Posted On 11 Mar 2014
Professionals and non-professionals in free exercise are preparing a claim of unconstitutionality against the new law that forces them to provide the 20.6% of their monthly incomes, under a presumptive basis to Social Security.
Fabián Pozo, independent lawyer, proposed the initiative on Twitter. He asked internet users who reject the resolution to join the demand with a retwit. He obtained 224.
The demand would be for two reasons. By the form: because the regulation and the guarantees restriction, as in the case of the Social Security, have to be done by law. And by the content: “there is a prior declaration of unconstitutionality to various parts of the Social Security law, in particular, to article 2 in the sentence that says they are ‘obliged to request protection’. That was declared unconstitutional in 2005 by the Constitutional Court”.
President Rafael Correa wrote on his Twitter account he has asked to be informed in this respect on the measure.
The IESS hopes to secure 450,000 people under this mandatory regime this year. The projection is to reach 4.5 million of inhabitants.