Following Michelle Bachelet’s proposed labor reforms, companies are leaving the country and employers are laying off workers. Hana Fischer explains why:
Bachelet’s Labor Reforms Have Already Failed, in Uruguay
Empowering Unions a Sure Path to Economic Doom
The proposed labor reform currently being debated in the Chilean Senate presents several issues that are a concern:+
- Inter-company unions will be in charge of collective bargaining for all workers.+
- Employers will be prohibited from granting union benefits to non-unionized workers.+
- Union leaders will be allowed to disrupt a company’s activities, because employers will be banned from replacing workers on strike.+
- The reform would deny an employee the option to return to work, on an individual basis, after 15 days on strike, and consequently his right to continue working.+
- Employees would be prohibited from censuring union leaders during a strike.+
52% of Chileans oppose the proposed law.
$5 says Bachelet will still go ahead.