Labor Reform: Night surcharge from 7:00 pm and other changes that have left
Finally, this Wednesday the 7th Commission of the Chamber received the interpolation of the Labor Reform paper, which the Minister Gloria Inés Ramírez National Government is working on based on the Columbus law.
The document, signed by the five delegates who make up the commission, has undergone some changes with respect to the initial objectives, mainly around the beginning of the working day and so on.
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From the 79 articles that were given in the first draft, today we have 82 articles, which means that 2 of those 79 have been eliminated and the same number have been added. As of today, out of 82 articles, we have fully agreed to 46 and closed articles and we have 36 open articles”, explained Maria Fernanda Carrascal, one of the spokespersons for the reform of labor.
Changes in labor reform
Also, the female congressman has indicated the substantive changes that the presentation filed months ago.
“We agreed and agreed that the night shift will not begin at 6:00 in the afternoon but will begin in the evening, taking into account the higher costs, the greater number of people who work at night. At that time from 6 to 7 at night, which represents 46% of the costs of that night shift, explained the representative , adding that an agreement has been reached with businessmen and unions.
Likewise, the solution for Sundays and holidays produced some changes after dialogues with employers. Its application will begin to be carried out gradually from 75% to 100% in 2026.
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On the other hand, progress will also be made regarding the increase of paternity leave for men, which would gradually reach 12 weeks in 2016.