State of the Nation: Unions consider the country’s labour situation to be “very difficult”

Praia, Jul 28 (Inforpress) – Union centrals consider that, at the labour level, the situation in the country is “really very difficult” and came to worsen with the pandemic that increased the precariousness of jobs and took thousands of workers for unemployment.

The unions even positively evaluate the measures adopted by the Government to protect jobs, however they said that the inspection was lacking so that these measures could become effective.

The secretary general of the National Union of Cabo Verdean Workers – Central Union (UNTC-CS), Joaquina Almeida, even says that the implementation of measures to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Cabo Verde did not go very well because there was a lack rigor, impartiality and social justice in its execution.

He cites as an example the implementation of the simplified regime of suspension of the contract, known as lay-off, and speaks particularly about the workers in Boa Vista Island, indicating that the majority did not receive the 35 percent (%) from the National Institute of Social Security (INPS) until today.

“Are these workers going to enjoy the 35% on the second phase”, he questioned, saying that these workers are abandoned to their fate in Boa Vista Island and without the presence of a single labour institution so that problems can be reported.



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