Over 100 Thousand Cubans Hired by Self-Employed Businesses
Created on Wednesday, 08 October 2014 11:44
HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 8 (acn) Private business in Cuba have hired a total of
100 thousand 448 employees up to last September, which is in tune with
the promotion of the new non-state employment modality.
Homero Acosta, secretary of the Council of State told reporters in
Havana that the Cuban Council of Ministers approved 498 new
cooperatives, 283 of them have been already set up particularly in the
catering and service sectors.
Major private businesses are operating in the processing and expenditure
of food, transportation and house rentals.
At the national level, a total of 473 thousand 475 Cubans have joined
non-state jobs and they may apply for the social security system in tune
with the Cuban Social Security Law of 2008, Acosta said.
This is a benefit which is rare in other countries where independent
workers in the so-called informal sector have no access at the
protection offered by the state. And this way, the protection of this
kind of labor gains importance in order to favor fair relations between
employers and employees.
Source: Over 100 Thousand Cubans Hired by Self-Employed Businesses – ACN