“Through mediation and timely dialogue with our participation, solutions will be reached or that they have the certainty of knowing whether or not they will receive compensation and how much the amount would be,” said Defender Leblanc González.
At least 2,276 former employees of the Panama Maritime Authority those who were dismissed at the end of the 80s, will have the mediation of the Ombudsman, Eduardo Leblanc González, so that they can receive a corresponding compensation from the Panamanian State.
Recently a group of former officials unionized in the Association of Workers (Asotrac) of the Ports of Balboa and Cristóbal staged a protest at the entrance and exit of the Port of Balboa demanding compensation, while the spokesperson for said association, Gonzálo González welcomes the position of the Ombudsman’s Office.
“We have a degree of hope, having the Ombudsman as a mediator in our struggle for more than 25 years, both before national and international authorities with the aim of reaching a satisfactory agreement ”, he said.
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For his part the Defender Eduardo Leblanc González, maintained that the meeting with the director of Legal Advice of the AMP It was positive and a solution will be sought for these former workers who have been waiting for a solution for 25 years.
“Through mediation and timely dialogue with our participation, solutions will be reached or they will have the certainty of knowing whether or not they are due compensation and how much the amount would be,” he said. the Defender Leblanc González.
The Ombudsman’s Office will issue a note to the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) To establish the terms and conditions, it also agrees to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to be the link to reach an effective response in favor of the workers.