President Called Workers to Improve Bolivian Laws

La Paz, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian president Evo Morales called today on workers to improve laws as that of pensions and

  the new Labor Code in a closer relation with the Executive.

In a meeting with union leaders of the Central Obrera Boliviana, Morales affirmed those issues are open to permanent analysis.

We are in the best moment so that the Plurinational Legislative Assembly, validate this and other laws, he affirmed alluding to the majority in parliament of the Movement to Socialism (MAS).

Morales exhorted the different unions, led by Pedro Montes, secretary general of COB, to speak out to the executive power all their demands, but based on the possibilities of the State and not to provoke disturbances and conflicts to the national economy.

When resuming the dialog between the Executive and the union leaders, the head of State reminded what happened between 1982 and 1985, during the government of then president Hernan Zuazo, who was pressured by foreign interests to destabilize democracy,

worsened by excessive demands from tradeunions.

Morales stressed the government “is ready to consider and aprobé accords with workers to meet their demands, but inside realism that prevents destabilization of the economy.”

He also admitted the electoral campaign that concluded the previous day in the autnomic regional and municipal polls restricted the time of debate about workers problems, which are now resumed.

The dignatary said to feel fruit of the tradeunion school and thus underlined the importante of listening to the people as the best way to jointly search for the better solution to reivindications.

Among other issues he summoned to examine deeply the question of salaries, the law of Social Security and the reactivation of the productive establishment.

He indicated that commissions were created with the participation of several Ministries in order to analyze together with union leaders all the issues and achieve viable agreements that solve workers demands.

Source: Prensa Latina

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