The proposed labor reform bill, announced by President Rafael Correa, changes decisions taken in recent months. The elimination of fixed-term contract, for example, took effect in January.
According to the government alternative, which still does not reach the National Assembly, for construction, fishing and agriculture sectors short-term contractual modalities will be set. Something the Interministerial Agreement 088, of the Ministry of Labour, abolished in 2015.
For the Ecuadorian Confederation of Free Trade Unions (CEOSL) reforms are a step back in this and other issues. The current law, as explained leader Jose Villavicencio, requires that the employee works 40 hours five days a week (Monday to Friday). Correa proposed to change that right.