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Peru’s president vows to repeal anti-labor laws

September 25, 2021, 10:40 PM
Lima, Sept. 25 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian President Pedro Castillo has vowed that his government will repeal repressive laws against workers and support Labor Minister Eber Maravi.

Castillo spoke in a conversation with members of hundreds of trade union centers across the country at the modern Lima Convention Center, commonly used for high-level business and political meetings, in which slogans and labor demands were echoed for the first time.

“Our government is going to remove the laws of repression and aggression that violate labor rights, and we are going to give them all the facilities so that they can form unions nationally, firmly and forcefully where no one backs down and everyone listens,” he asserted.

He explained that at the official ‘People’s Government Meeting with the Trade Unions’, these terms were used to silence the voices of labor leaders.

He called on Minister Maravi to “repeal the repressive laws against the people who once demanded labor rights” and proposed to coordinate a common agenda between the government and the labor centers so that workers would be treated equally.

On the other hand, he called for solidarity and consolidated the organization of the working class and criticized the methods of temporary contracts for workers with reduced labor rights.

He also pointed out that Minister Maravi ‘knows closely what a worker is suffering and what he is fighting for at work. You can not please us with vague things and vain things’, a clear reference to the opposition’s political and media pressure to withdraw the title.

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The Peruvian parliament, with an opposition majority, is set to question Marawa and Prime Minister Guido Belido next week, with both departments accused of being linked to the almost-destroyed Shining Bath organization demanding the same department to step down. Two ministers refuse.

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