Economy June 11, 2022 | 11:32 am

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Dominican Republic and USA agree to cooperation on labor matters

LOS ANGELES.- The Dominican Republic and the United States today announced the formation of a technical working group to strengthen capacities to enforce Dominican labor laws in the sugar sector.

The group will consist of representatives from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Labor, and Commerce of both countries, with the participation of other government agencies as necessary.

This joint work considers commitments already assumed by both countries to apply labor laws under DR-CAFTA and according to international standards on the matter to improve the conditions of workers.

The Dominican ambassador to the United States, Sonia Guzmán, informed that this group is one more tool in the joint work with the United States and that it is part of President Abinader’s agenda in favor of the Dominican agricultural sector and its workers.

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June 11, 2022 1:27 pm

Yup take care of your workers because majority of the sugar , coffee, tabaco is going to the us and the Haitians have been working these lands since for ever is only right

Felix Arroyo
June 11, 2022 5:55 pm
Reply to  Drzfinest

In the sugar industry, Haitian came over in 1917. And other commodities, the Haitian came over in after 1986!!

Felix Arroyo
June 11, 2022 5:59 pm

Every time the US looks at DR is only about legalizing the illegal and how to treat the illegals. DR must abandon the production of sugar (walk away from it). That industry only brings shame, diffamation, and it gives ammunition to our enemies to pick on DR. DR abandon the sugar production once and for all. You still import corn syrup from the US. Don’t give your enemies the pleasure anymore.
We are growing super tired of the US emphasis on the illegal foreigners in DR! Drugs have become a secondary issue to the US with regards to DR!

Felix Arroyo
June 12, 2022 2:28 am

Receive more illegal, legalize the undocumented, and threat them so that more of them can come over. That is all the US tells DR. Drugs and imports are secondary now.

Paul Tierney
June 12, 2022 8:51 am

Hope this DR-CAFTA accord has some wording for the RD to provide pensions and retroactively pay the pensions owed to many of the retired who have been waiting for years for the government do so.