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Thousands of Proposals for New Venezuelan Labor Law

Some 11,500 proposals were submitted to Venezuela´s Cabinet Commission to draft a new Labor Law or LOT (Ley Organica del Trabajo), said Wil Rangel, President of the Central Bolivariana Socialista de Trabajadores.

Rangel said unionists, Legislators and representatives of private and public sectors will submit and discuss until April their initiatives in national assemblies to rescue the social benefits “smothered during the government of Rafael Caldera”.

Fewer work hours, promotion opportunities, extending maternity leave, workers´ security and protection duties and voluntary work to help the lower-income bread earners are some of the tools included.

President Hugo Chavez is to sign the Law and publish it in May.


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