Part-time work discussed in Guatemala
The economic crisis has reactivated the dialog to allow part-time work in companies, through ratifying Agreement 175 of the International Labor Organization (ILO).
Monday, June 23, 2008
The possibility that a housewife might work several hours a day outside of the home, or that a student might choose a night-shift job to pay for his or her studies, or that a company contracts work only for the hours needed for its production are some of the benefits of part-time work.
The ILO Convention approved through Congress establishes a legal framework for hiring part-time employees, based on the principles of proportionality.
The Guatemalan Ministry of Labour is working on a bill draft and Labor Code reforms, in order to ensure social security and benefits are given to part-time employees.
The lack of regulation to permit part-time work has impeded the contracting of 1,100 openings.
In the face of the crisis, the government hired a consultancy by the UNPD to develop a new labor policy.
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