(Then24.com).- The Executive Power promised to finish at the latest on April 13 with the presentation of the reform project to the Public Employment Framework Law, which came into force last Friday, March 10.
The reform to the law, considered “a tome” by President Rodrigo Chaveswill be presented to Congress after a round of negotiations that the government It will start this Monday, March 20 with different sectors.
The Ministry of Planning and Economic Policy (Mideplan) reported that the negotiations will begin this Monday at 8:30 am with the delivery of the observations of the sectors to the rules of the discussion, which were set by the institution. This will be at the Bar Association, in Zapote.
Subsequently, the working groups will take place from Tuesday, March 21 to Friday, March 31 at the National Center Specialized in Tourism (CENETUR) of the National Learning Institute, in downtown San José. As reported, There will be 2 trading rounds per day: one in the morning from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. tu 12 noon and another in the afternoon from 1 pm to 4 pm
The Minister of Planning, Laura Fernández Delgado, said that each work group will be made up of a moderator, representatives of the General Directorate of the Civil Service, of the institutions that belong to their corresponding family of positions established by the Public Employment Framework Law, fraction leaders or advisers of political parties with representation in the Legislative Assembly and unions.
He added that the discussion will be organized by working groups by job families, those established by the Public Employment Framework Law, and each table will be guided by an external moderator who is a member of the Costa Rican Bar Association, as well as the International Labor Organization (ILO).
The intention of the Executive Branch with this reform to the law is to remove “the gray dots or gates” that allow the comprehensive breach of the law approved in the administration, as a follow-up to the tax reform approved in 2018.
President Chaves has made it clear that the new law is not to his likingbut it must be fulfilled as it is part of the efforts for the stability of the country, which implies the elimination of those points that still allow inequities between institutions.
The Executive Power has not yet said which would be the specific articles that would be reformed within the proposal.
“The law has a lot of loopholes that we will seek to close soon, while maintaining inequality and wage injustice between state employees and the population in general. How can it be that you pay a minister less than a person who works at a state university just because he says that it is autonomous in its operation, how millionaire salaries are justified for janitors. That’s why I say that it is a law that is a monstrosity”, Chaves said the week after the previous one.