Panama: Cabinet Approves Bill Which Replaces Law 30

Six approved projects include the most positive elements of the replaced Law 30.

Monday, October 11, 2010

These 6 projects deal with topics such as: aviation, environment, labor, criminal code, public procurement reforms and police law reform. Ministers from, public safety, finance, economy and labor were authorized by the Cabinet to present the projects separately.

In turn, President Ricardo Martinelli said that "the outcome of the dialogue shows that whenever we put the people's interests ahead of personal and political interests, we can reach agreements which benefit the country. The six (6) approved projects contain the most positive elements of the surrogated law and the amendments adopted enrich and improve it. "

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Panama to Replace Law 30

October 2010

The Government announced derogation of Bill 30 on the right to strike and unions.

The announcement made by the Deputy Minister of Labor, Luis Ernesto Carlos, comes at the end of the time given to the open table dialogue created in July as a consequence of clashes between workers and authorities in Bocas del Toro.

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The business sector in Costa Rica has withdrawn its support for the draft reform of the Labor Code, stating that it does not promote social peace in the country.

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Costa Rica: Employers Criticize Labor Law

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Eleven business chambers are insisting that the reforms to the Labor Code incite illegal strikes.

Nacion.com reports: "The amendments were approved unanimously by the Legal Affairs Committee of Congress, on August 1st, and have already been presented to the plenary."

"The chambers are opposed to the reforms regarding strikes, unions and syndicated workers, which are strengthened at the expense of standing committees (promoted by solidarism), something that encourages protests".

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