Local October 23, 2013 | 8:30 am

President’s pledge halts push to hobble workers rights: Unions

Santo Domingo.- Several union leaders announced Tuesday that president Danilo Medina promised that his administration won’t do anything to undermine workers’ acquired s rights, a position which puts the brakes on big business’ latest push to amend the Labor Code for their benefit.

They said Medina also promised to evaluate a possible a wage increase for government employees in the 2014 budget.

The union leaders Gabriel de el Río Doñé, of the CASC; Rafael (Pepe) Abreu of the CNUS and Jacobo Ramos, of the CNTD, met with Medina in the National Palace.

Abreu said they told Medina that the unions are concerned with the Commission named to draft the amendment to the Labor Code, but acknowledged two people linked to the labor movement among its members.

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