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The labor reform in Argentina divides waters between employers and unions

The labor reform promoted by the Argentine government divides waters between employers and unions, which today showed signs that the debate on the initiative will be complex, despite the call to consensus released by the Executive.

Buenos Aires, Nov 9 (EFE) .- The labor reform promoted by the Argentine government divides waters between employers and unions, which today showed signs that the debate on the initiative will be complex, despite the call for consensus launched by the Executive.

The Minister of Labor, Jorge Triaca, along with the Treasury, Nicolás Dujovne, and Production, Francisco Cabrera, presented today the lines of the proposed reform before the steering committee of the Argentine Confederation of Medium-sized Enterprises (CAME), which after the meeting expressed its support for the initiative.

The changes in terms of labor legislation, they are part of a battery of reforms -including the tax front and the fiscal front- launched two weeks ago by the Argentine president, Mauricio Macri.

"SMEs support the reforms", said in a statement the president of the CAME, Fabián Tarrío, who highlighted the "willingness to dialogue" of the Government and expressed his support for the labor reform, which includes measures that tend to reduce litigation between workers and employers.

All in all, Tarrío considered that the labor issue is "so broad and fundamental" for various actors, "it is necessary for the discussion to be between the protagonists of the labor sector and the entrepreneurs jointly with the Government and the Legislative Power."

The CAME It showed in favor of the measures that tend to reduce labor litigation, those that promote the regularization of informal workers and those referred to the new calculation of compensation by dismissal.

He also welcomed the fact that, in addition to the promotion of youth employment, benefits are included to encourage the hiring of people over 50.

The reform is also encouraged by the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA), the largest employer of the South American country, but claims that the changes are discussed with the trade union centers.

"Dialogue with the sector The union is the road ", affirmed the vice president of the UIA, Daniel Funes de Rioja, when speaking at a conference on labor law in Buenos Aires.

The business leader remarked that the current law is from 1974 and it is necessary to adapt the regulations.

The union sectors, however, anticipate that they will resist attempts to reform.

The triumvirate that commands the The General Confederation of Labor (CGT), the largest labor union in Argentina, met today to discuss the government's initiative and warned that any change in the law on labor contracts Current work is "non-negotiable."

"The Executive has included in its project a reformulation of the Labor Contract Law, which will not be accepted," said Héctor Daer, one of the members of the triumvirate.

The union leaders warned that, in the absence of an agreement with the government, the labor union will then evaluate "the possible union measures" to adopt.

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