Unions won’t budge on severance pay, work hours
Santo Domingo.- The labor unions on Mon. reiterated that they won’t allow amendments to the Dominican Labor Code that would hinder workers’ rights.
At the end of a meeting in the Labor Ministry, union leader Rafael “Pepe” Abréu, said they want employers to understand that “our position is that there are several points of the Dominican Labor Code that will not be modified under any circumstances.”
He said they’ll never accept changes that affect workers’ severance pay or changes in working hours.
Abreu also warned that they won’t accept contractual modifications that harm youngsters or pave the way to displace Dominicans by foreigners in all professions, as he affirms employers want.
“Nor will we accept under any circumstances, changes that imply denial of rights to motherhood guaranteed by international agreements in our own code.”