Monday, June 5, 2023

The main points in the three proposals that are in the labor reform project

Last week, the majority of the reform paper was submitted for work, by the speaker coordinator and representative of the Historical Alliance, Maria Fernanda Carrascal.

The main points in the three proposals that are in the labor reform project

In turn, the Manager of the U Party, Víctor Manuel Salcedo, presented another, while the representative of the Liberal Party, Carlos Ardila, promulgated the bill, which also has the signature and signature of the other 25 congressmen.

The main points in the three proposals that are in the labor reform project

Between these three proposals, the Minister of Labor, Gloria Inés Ramírez, confirmed that next week talks will begin in Congress on labor and wage reforms.

The main points in the three proposals that are in the labor reform project

Diego Felipe Valdivieso, professor at the Labor Observatory of the University of Javeriana, explained that both the Salcedon presentation and the Ardila plan were based on the text of the reform proposed by the Labor Observatory and the Fiscal Observatory of the same institution. With the contribution of the academy, they want to contribute to the consensus in establishing the key points, which is not so far from the proposal presented by the Government, which has objections from some sectors, unions and trades.

Salcedo’s proposal is very similar to Ardila’s proposal, but he considers some aspects of the state and other actors, he certainly wants to find a consensus that the Government has not achieved. Valdivieso explained that the government’s plan is to highlight part of the repeal of Law 789 of 2002, accepting some of the aspirations of the union movements, making platforms such as the work of Rappi and increasing the stability of formal services.

The other two policies aim to reduce informality, gradually improve certain guarantees of formal employment, fully modernize the Substantive Labor Code and equalize the relationship between unions and the company as an axis of protection of the right to union. “Consent is not an option, but an obligation and to achieve it, technical considerations are essential,” he said.

termination of the contract

The government restricts the release without just cause. The proposals of Ardila and Salcedo do not, but they punish discriminatory acts and propose a modest increase in compensation.


Ardila and Salcedo projects to identify sources of income and opportunities for micro, small and medium-sized businesses. It discourages government by requiring companies to pay employers the same wages and benefits as those who hire them.

Social security

The government only contemplates part-time contributions for rural wages. Other projects propose updating contribution models to facilitate contribution for income in all forms of employment.

Under the night

The government proposal proposes a night shift starting at 7:00 p.m., and a surcharge of 100. Ardila and Salcedo projects propose a rise of 85% on Sunday and night from 8:00 pm, but it can be done from 7:00 pm if the conditions arise less unsightly.

digital platforms

The proposals of the Government of Salcedon speak only of those of distribution, but Ardila is trying to implement them through all kinds of platforms. The government says they are under contract employment. Ardila and Salcedo pay the social security issue, but not necessarily indicating that they must have an employment contract.


The government proposes collective bargaining by degrees, seeking to negotiate collective bargaining conditions applied to several companies in the same industry. Salcedo and Ardila acknowledge this option, but not to make it voluntary. According to the strikes, the Government allows to be called by fewer workers, and also allows in public offices, an option that is rejected by Salcedo and Ardila.

Code Modernization

Salcedo and Ardila propose a series of updates to the Code to cover all forms of modern work and incorporate issues such as television, something that is silent on the current proposal.

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