Shorter hours less pay for economic recovery

 
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A  temporary reduction of the working day leading to smaller take-home pay is one of the agreements reached between employers and workers at the dialogue table for three groups seeking Panama’s economic reactivation. The plan is set ro be formalized at a plenary meeting today, June 29 and will be announced on Wednesday by President Laurentino Cortizo according to a La Prensa report

The agreement was reached on  Saturday, June 27, Working hours would be reduced, even if the national emergency declaration is lifted.

This implies a temporary reduction in wages, as has happened up to now, but would allow more jobs in the face of the limit505of their usual income.

This would be done respecting the Labor Code which establishes that in times of serious national economic crisis, fortuitous event, or force majeure, duly verified by the labor authorities, you can temporarily modify or reduce work hours with the consent of the union or workers.

The business sector has asked that the suspension of contracts be extended until December.



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Jbbrown

Captain only the weak succumb to this virus. The weak and stupid will succumb first. The people at risk have to protect themselves if not it's the law of natural selection. Those of us who are young and immune carry on life as normal.

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Pedro

@ Captain You are a pathologial liar. None of your relatives died or is sick you are only one this felony Government and promotes the new Dictatorship of this bancrupt country and now you believe in your lying stories. I know you very well and we will see us very soon. There is no way for any recovery in Panama. The patient Panama is death. Half works are idiotic. It's typical for idiot Cortizo to make again heavy mistakes. First killing the people by lockdowns now killing the economy ( pardon already dead) It looks the IQ of Panamanian politician is way too low to manage any crisis. hopefull they are able to find the restrooms so the outside stays clean.

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Jbbrown

Wils, that covid pass is a death knell to the tourist industry and airports. People just won't bother coming to Panama if they have to go through that hassle and their every move spied upon. The cost of the covid passport will keep backpackers away and everyone who runs a small hostel now can forget about customers. I imagine that the PRD will rollout more and more draconian measures to totally destroy the economy and impoverish the population.

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Captain

Some people do get a relatively mild illness from Covid but many do not. I have lost two relatives to Covid so am furious about denial postings. I have also two more hospitalised. Four others asymptomatic. So shut the fuck up about it being a mild illness .

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casual observer

South Dakota isn't New York slick.

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Respectful

Snake calls covid19 a hoax. Tell that to the families of the 128,000 Americans who have died so far

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Alberto

This is a complete attempt to bring a Country to it knees by a President who has no clue on how to manage this Country. Please check what is going on in South Dakota and where sanity prevails with the Governor is not ruled by her ego or paid off. They have never had a lock down and have very few cases and deaths. I am so tired of they lying paid for politicians who only care about lining their pockets at the expense of the people who bought their bull shit and voted them in.

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casual observer

Good lord snake....you're dumber than a bag of rocks and gullible to boot.

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Oh ya

Tomcat take your BS and go. A simple google search shows ohio has riots going on. Your not the only one that has a computer

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Captain

Tom cat and JbB are same individuals . We established that last week

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snake Pliskin

Anybody seen the movie "Lord of the flies"? This virus hoax is similar to what happened in this movie. The democrat (liberal left) tribe had to create a monster to scare the others into submission. "The monster can come at anytime....anytime." My secretary just returned to work from Covid19. I talked to her yesterday and she said it was no more than a little loss of smell and a little cough. She said it was very mild. Her cousin also just recovered with little discomfort. This thing is a hoax for the left elitist to scare people into submission. Ohya is correct here, why not 8 hours. Is 20% less hours of contact going to reduce the chance of anything? This is the most stupid thing I have ever heard of. I see the bought and paid for OBSERVER BUTT BROTHERS are at it again here to try to help scare you all into submission. This is plain and simple communism. Yes the conspiracy is happening in the highly democratic big cities in the US, but in the common sense republican areas there is little change of lifestyle with less infections. Wonder why that is? Ohhhhh because the lifestyle of the leftist communists is a breeding ground for everything that is evil and dirty. That is why they have so much fear. They are more susceptible because they are lazy, dirty spineless worms. Exercise; Stay sober; Pray; Eat right and you will not have all these problems. The good people have become complacent and its time to stand up to these commies like Captain, Observers, Sara, Chele and all the other left wing wackos here.

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Wils

Check out Covi-Pass -- in Yahoo News: "Cyber Company to Supply 50M 'Covi-Pass'(TM)". Panama is on the list of 15 countries to implement. Essentially these are the first adopters. Infomercial at www.covipass.com Lots of articles about this tech elsewhere -- not so cheery. Clear now why we're still under house arrest. Won't be able to transit through the "Hub of the Americas" without one. IATA likely to give it the thumbs up. They were championing a Covid certificate a couple weeks back.

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Tomcat

I am outside Toledo Ohio and everything is open and normal here. I couldn't fart in Panama without cortizo and the PRD's permission. So the same lockdowns are not here.

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Captain

We have already established that Tomcat and JbB are same person so we can ignore these posts from now on.

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casual observer

The US is implementing the same constraints. Is there a left-wing communists conspiracy going on there too? Oh yeah, right. The whole virus pandemic is a communist plot. Good grief.

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Mhogan

What is happening is simply a rationing of freedom/rationing of life itself

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Coiba

The new normal is not something that looks appeasing to us. The rules are meant to control and conform the Panamanian population to the new comunist normal also effect us.

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Oh ya

Hey bk yes some left and some can not get back until the airport opens but they will be back. As long as there is 1 more shekel to be made. The jews own many companies here and if you have ever seen even photos of Israel you would understand why they don't want to be there

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Boquete Kid

Oh ya I think brown is referencing the full escape flights to Israel that were reported a couple of weeks ago. There is no coming and going there is only going because the airport is closed except for escape flights. Those Jews are not coming back.

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Boquete Kid

People can't continue to live like this. Even the upper midfle class here are running through their savings. It seems only the people with government jobs are happy.

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Oh ya

Like to ask the fools who thought this up if its ok to work say 6 hrs a day why not 8 ? Sometimes you cant fix stupid .and jb the jews have not fled panama they come and go all the time ,so that statement does not hold water ,but nice try

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Veraguas

Really makes you think when it's layed out like that. Seems like it's too late they got control of it all.

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OBSERVER

The, Chinese, the "low-IQ Panamanians and now the Jews, Brown should head to Florida and join the golf buggy group proclaiming "white power" whose video his hero in the White House so proudly re-Tweeted.

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Jbbrown

Communism in practice everyone equally poor and equally miserable. The government decides who works and when. They decide who and which sex leaves home and where they can go. They decide if and when any private business can open, how many hours they can be open and how many customers they can serve. They decide who can travel within the country, to where they can travel and for how long. Violators will be arrested in large groups of 500 or more daily. The weekly govt handout for basic food is now eagerly awaited and grateful people who used to support themselves now thank the PRD for a morsel of food. Anyone who still thinks this is still about a virus is in for a rude awakening. The millionaire Jews have already fled and that alone should be a wake up call.

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