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Sat May 11, 2013, 01:47 PM

Venezuela's new Labor Law: better hours, maternity leave, pensions for all

"Part of the Transition to Socialism": Venezuela's Labour Law Comes into Effect

By RYAN MALLETT-OUTTRIM

Merida, May 10th 2013 (Venezuelanalysis.com) Venezuela's new Labour Law for Workers (Lottt) came into effect this week, guaranteeing shorter working hours, longer maternity leave and pensions for all Venezuelans.


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Along with establishing new working hours, the Lottt prohibits unfair dismissal, outsourcing, guarantees the right to work for both women and people with disabilities and increases maternity leave.

...Venezuela now has the world's third longest maternity leave. Mothers are entitled to six weeks pre-natal leave, and twenty post-natal. Fathers are also entitled to two weeks paternal leave. Under the law, the same conditions apply to parents who adopt a child under three years of age.

All workers are also now entitled to retirement pensions, including full time mothers and the self employed.


http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/9202

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An article about the recent spike in inflation notes that the minimum wage was raised 20% this May 1 and will be raised another 10% in September.
http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/9196
This does not quite keep up with inflation but it is hella better than what's happening HERE, where wages that are very low to begin with (for those who can find jobs at all!) are eaten up by the rich with skyrocketing medical costs (medical profiteering), ever increasing and disgraceful education costs (educational profiteering and fascism--college for the rich only), bankster usury against students and everyone else, huge gasoline cost increases (talk about inflation!), increases in every kind of transaction including virtually all interactions with government, and on and on and on--the absolute destruction of the middle class and devastation of the poor.

Beware, beware, beware the rightwing "talking point" about inflation! While inflation in Venezuela is too high this quarter and should be brought down, it is occurring amidst massive improvement in the lives of ordinary Venezuelans, who rated their country FIFTH IN THE WORLD on their own sense of well-being and future prospects (in the recent Gallup Well-being poll). 5th in the world!

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Reply Venezuela's new Labor Law: better hours, maternity leave, pensions for all (Original post)
Peace Patriot May 2013 OP
Dawson Leery May 2013 #1
Catherina May 2013 #2
naaman fletcher May 2013 #5
Judi Lynn May 2013 #3
limpyhobbler May 2013 #4

Response to Peace Patriot (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2013, 02:19 PM

1. There is a reason why Capriles backers are continuing the assault

on the democratically elected Maduro.

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Response to Peace Patriot (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2013, 02:27 PM

2. You couldn't have said it better

"Beware, beware, beware the rightwing "talking point" about inflation"

Beware, beware the rightwing and their fucking charts that never ever reflect how many roofs are over people's heads or how much food they finally have in their bellies.

Beware those rightwing jerkoffs.

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Response to Catherina (Reply #2)

Sun May 12, 2013, 10:59 AM

5. Of course you don't care about inflation

 

A rise in food prices doesn't affect elite like yourselves in your neighborhoods.

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Response to Peace Patriot (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2013, 02:39 PM

3. That's one progressive labor law in a country which had nothing

truly protective of working people, before the people elected Hugo Chavez.

Talk about overcoming by leaps and bounds......

Maternity time to make necessary adjustments for adopted children. This is really progressive, and well-advised. Impressive.

I remember reading for several years the poll results showing the people of Venezuela's high, and optimistic view of their lives in Venezuela.

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Response to Peace Patriot (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2013, 06:57 PM

4. This must really annoy the Wall St. bankers, insurance companies,

oil companies, drug companies, etc.

I love it.

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