The formal dialogue process for the reform of the Labor Code of Dominican Republicduring a session of Labor Advisory Council (CCT), which approved the schedule and methodology of the process, with the participation of the Ministry of Laborthe employer and trade union sectors of the country.
The session was led by Minister of Labor and president of the CCT, Luis Miguel De Camps García.
The session also approved that the Central Government, employers and workers have four representatives each in the CCT, as part of the organization’s tripartite composition.
De Camps García stated that the different sectors will be heard regarding the reforms that the Labor Code must undergo and proposals, suggestions and recommendations will be received, with the purpose of analyzing them to adopt a final position on them.
He explained that the work is part of the Dialogue for reforms for institutional strengthening and efficient management of the State, convened by President Luis Abinader.
The methodology contemplates the realization of territorial and sectoral consultations, which may be carried out in person or virtually. The results will be incorporated into the deliberative process of the thematic table. A tripartite technical team will be formed to facilitate the consultations, and will keep a systematic record of the contributions of the different actors consulted.
Likewise, efforts will be made to integrate Dominicans abroad and groups traditionally excluded or underrepresented in decision-making into the entire consultation process.
The decision-making mechanism of the table is the construction of consensus and the results of the work of the working table will be presented to the Plenary of the National Dialogue for Reforms.
The work of the negotiation tables will have as ordinary headquarters the Ministry of Labor. In this sense, it seeks to present a roadmap that efficiently facilitates dialogue and the construction of consensus. In addition, the field of governance, promoting an interactive dialogue with the main labor, business and social actors.