Informacion economica sobre Cuba

June 05, 2012 13:25 PM

Cuba's Labour Law Slated For Overhaul

HAVANA, June 5 (BERNAMA-NNN-XINHUA) — Cuba is considering modifying its

Labour Law to extend protections to the island nation's growing

private-sector workforce, a jurist from the Supreme People's Court (TSP)

said Monday.

Any changes to the law originally passed in 1984 are expected to benefit

thousands of newly "self-employed" workers, as those not on the state

payroll are called, but modifications are currently under review, said

the president of the TSP's Labour Chamber, Vivian Aguilar.

Labour rights in the public sector also apply to private-sector

employees, said Aguilar, "including the right to wages (in accordance

with quantity and quality of work), holidays and social security."

Aguilar stressed Cuba's legal system has the tools needed to guarantee

the "adequate" protection to private-sector workers.

According to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, more than

385,700 Cubans now work in the budding private sector and authorities

expect that number to reach 600,000 by the end of this year.

Cuban leader Raul Castro has launched an economic modernisation campaign

to reduce the government's bloated public sector by promoting limited

private enterprise.

His administration hopes those reforms eventually lead to the private

sector generating about 50 percent of Cuba's Gross Domestic Product.

–BERNAMA-NNN-XINHUA

http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v6/newsworld.php?id=670884


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