Posted On 28 Jun 2017
Minister of Labor Raul Ledesma yesterday received members of the Ecuadorean Labor Parliament to raise concerns about the employment outlook in the country. According to the guild, according to the rate of growth of the economically active population, the creation of at least 190,000 jobs a year is paramount and pledged to reach this goal.
Jaime Arciniegas, one of the members of the Parliament, called for strengthening the right to unionization. Rosa Argudo, president of the Ecuadorian Confederation of Workers and Social Security Organizations, asked the minister to review the negotiating ceilings of the collective contracts and set limits according to the cost of the family basket.
Ledesma indicated that all these issues will be addressed in tripartite dialogues maintained with guilds. He added that he is currently studying the formation of the National Labor Council. Both Minister Ledesma and those attending this working table expressed their rejection of the so-called ‘flexicurity,’ a proposal raised a few weeks ago by representatives of the Chamber of Commerce of Guayaquil.
“No right will be ignored. We will demand quality jobs without discrimination,” said Ledesma. (I)