08/21/13 - Agencia de Información Nacional (Habana) - Cuban Workers Resume Debates on New Labor Code
HAVANA, Cuba, Aug 21 (acn) Cuban workers have held over 3 thousand 500
meetings to debate a new Labor Code as a step prior to the 20th Congress of
the Cuban Workers' Federation (CTC) scheduled to take place in 2014.
The meetings were halted in August, a month when a large number of workers
take their holidays, in an effort to avoid a fall in the quality of the
discussions, said the president of the Congress' organizing committee
Ulises Guilarte, who announced that the worker's assemblies on the issue
will resume on Monday August 26.
Ulises Guilarte told Granma newspaper that the consultations with the
workers are going as expected. The debate of the draft labor code by the
workers is of crucial importance for the preparatory program of the
Congress, he noted.
Guilarte explained that all workers' collectives have backed the need to
modify the current labor code in order to come up with a new one at the
center of action of the labor leaders and union staffs. The code is a law
of laws establishing the rights and duties of all workers, he said.
The official said that the workers have addressed the issue of the salaries
by stressing the need for an increase, while bearing in mind that such
action would be hand in hand with high efficiency.
A member of the Communist Party Central committee, Guilarte said the
ongoing debates on the draft labor code will make contributions reflecting
the maturity of the Cuban working class at moments when necessary changes
are taking place in the Cuban labor market in tune with the economic and
social guidelines adopted by the 6th Congress of the Cuban Communist Party.
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