He head of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MTSS), Pablo Mieresquestioned the approval of the law to cover part of the labor credits of former workers of House of Galicia in it Parliament of Uruguayand assured that the legislators should have voted for a “more reasonable” project, such as the one proposed by the government.
The minister said yesterday at a press conference that “the best thing would have been to vote according to the proposal that the Executive power“, which was “very reasonable and possible”, and not because of the project promoted by the Broad Front (FA).
Likewise, he indicated that the norms of the approved bill are “in accordance with the law”, from “the point of view of the solution for the reintegration of workers”, and that “there is no question of unconstitutionality.”
However, he stated that the Executive Branch has “under analysis” the possibility of vetoing the project due to issues related to resources.
The articles include post-bankruptcy labor credits (salaries or wages), bonuses, compensation for legal dismissals and licenses for a maximum equivalent to about 105,000 Indexed Units (UI).
These amounts in UI must be paid through a single payment, within a maximum period of 180 days after the law is enacted, meaning a cost for the State in the order of 30 million dollars, when the proposal of the Executive Power was around 8 million dollars.
Vetoing the Casa de Galicia project would be “a mistake”, according to Germán Cardoso
The legislator of Colorado Party (PC) and former Minister of Tourism, German Cardosounderstands that it would be “a mistake” if the President Luis Lacalle Pou ends up vetoing the bill.
“It would be a mistake because the State is going to be subject to lawsuits that it will have to end up paying for,” said the Colorado, and added that “the current regulations protect the rights of workers,” and “due to a situation of strict justice in what has to do with our Batllista action and conviction, rights must be guaranteed.”
In turn, he stressed that he voted for the project “out of strict justice,” since there are some “2,000 workers and their families involved who are unrelated to a problem in which there has been state intervention.”