The Government is analyzing sending a labor reform project to Congress. This was confirmed by the head of the block of deputies of La Libertad Avanza, Oscar Zago. The initiative would reach parliament after President Javier Milei’s so far failed attempt to implement it by Decree of Necessity and Urgency (DNU). A sector of the “dialogue opposition” already anticipated that it would be willing to accompany part of the package.
“Surely we are going to send many of these points as a bill,” Zago anticipated in dialogue with Radio 10. In that sense, he maintained that “the whole world has changed and we must change too” and argued: “there are several laws that have remained in place.” 1945 and that is why there are no investments or new companies and many people do not want to bet on the country.”
Previously, the deputy of We Make the Federal Coalition Emilio Monzo He had expressed his bloc’s willingness to incorporate into the debate on the omnibus law “the re-determination of fines, the employment termination fund and the extension of the trial period.” This is a key bloc for the ruling party when it comes to seeking votes in parliament.
On December 21, the Executive ordered the publication in the Official Gazette of DNU 70/2023, which repeals articles, laws and generates more than a hundred reforms in different matters. One of the longest chapters is linked to labor legislation, where issues such as the length of the trial period, the interests that can be applied in sentences, the financing of unions and the right to strike, among others, are addressed.
He did so by means of the decree, despite the fact that a few hours before Javier Milei’s announcement, the Minister of the Interior, Guillermo Francos, had spoken with several union leaders about the possibility of sending a bill to Congress that was going to contain some of those points, which ultimately did not happen. Since then, the Government suffered several setbacks in court.
Precisely the labor chapter was the most discussed of all. The unions managed to stop it first with at least six protections but now they also have a fundamental ruling: that of the Labor Appeals Chamber that declared the unconstitutionality of that entire section of the Decree. The issue will remain in the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation, which has not yet intervened.
With this scenario, the Government is analyzing bringing to Congress some of the points that the DNU could not implement until now: “I hope we can deal with it, we are going to continue discussing so that they sit with us because we truly cannot continue like this,” said Zago.
Meanwhile the CGT intensifies its movements. This week there will be a meeting of the leadership to analyze the steps to follow. For now, the sources who spoke with Ámbito do not rule out more forceful measures.