Panama, Sep 12 (EFE) .- The Panamanian parliament today approved a bill that orders and establishes the way in which $ 366 million will be paid to 613,000 workers who stopped receive part of an annual bonus between 1972 and 1983. p>
The pay corresponds to a third of the so-called 13th month that are paid every year by public or private Panamanian employees, and which was taken over by the Government to finance Social Security and a housing program for eleven years. p>
The rule states that people will collect "money owed through Certificates of Payment for the Thirteenth Month (Cepadem) ", which" may be used as a guarantee for the fulfillment of any obligation or banking transaction, "the Assembly The legislation seeks to address the total debt over a four-year period (2019-2022) and establishes the maturity of the Cepadem each. October, depending on the years in which the money was discharged, the AN said. p>
Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela today expressed his satisfaction and said that " the historic doubt with 613,000 retirees. " p>
In order to face this payment, which includes 3% interest, the Government announced months ago the creation of a special fund that will supply the money retained for those who have been convicted of corruption, as reported earlier this year when the initiative was approved and sanctioned. p>
In Panama, pay extraordinary of the thirteenth month, which corresponds to a monthly salary, is divided into three equal sections and is collected in April, August and December, as stipulated by law. p>
In 1972, the Panamanian military regime decided to allocate the second item of the thirteenth month to a social housing program of the National Mortgage Bank and to reinforce the funds of the Caja Social Security.