Lacalle Pou resolved to partially veto the law for former Casa de Galicia workers

Lacalle Pou resolved to partially veto the law for former Casa de Galicia workers
November 16, 2023 – 20:15

The president made the decision on the project approved by Parliament and the former employees could go to trial.

President Luis Lacalle Pou defined the partial veto for the law approved in the Parliament which establishes coverage by the State for the labor credits of more than 1,000 former workers of House of Galicia, that remained pending payment after the closure of the health center.

The decision to partially veto the initiative, resisted by the former workers, will materialize this Friday and has to do with the articles that refer to the planned funds, as reported by Subrayado, since the approved solution implies a disbursement of about 30 million dollars, while the government proposal proposed an expense of 8 million dollars.

In a meeting with representatives of the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) and the Ministry of Labor and Social Security, the president analyzed economic and justice reasons and defined the veto, considering that some of the former workers have already obtained employment or received a subsidy for unemployment. It is worth remembering that the project of Wide Front was validated by the Senate by 19 to 20 votes thanks to the support of Town meeting, as well as two senators from National Party and one of Colorado Party.

The text contemplates more than 1,000 people laid off and considers that the payment of labor loans to former officials must be financed with the employer insolvency fund, with a limit of 105,000 indexed units, of about 611,000 pesos. At the same time, it provides for the creation of a job bank to which State Health Services Administration (Asse) and private health providers will have to go when they want to hire staff.

The position of former Casa de Galicia employees

The former workers of House of Galicia They anticipated their rejection of the veto in the previous one. Flor Constanzo, president of the Association of Officials of the House of Galicia (Afuncag), explained to Telemundo that the original project of Executive “it fell short.”

“Today we are making statements that seem to talk about a veto, but we do not think that can happen. We trust in democracy, in the president, that the law that was approved is to enforce two existing laws in the country. “We hope it continues,” he had stated. Constantine at that time.

Finally, the owner of Afuncag had stated that, when faced with a veto, “lawyers recommend going to judgment”. This is an alternative “that the State would get more”, he anticipated.

Source: Ambito

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