Unions Demand Arbitration Against Guatemala
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Demands have been made for the U.S. Department of Labor to form an arbitration panel against the country over the lack of progress in labor matters.
From a press release by the American Federation of Labor...
Panama: Economic Growth Vs. Employment
Monday, October 7, 2013
While the unemployment rate remains the lowest in Latin America, an even greater level of preparedness of the workforce is needed to achieve dynamic and sustainable growth.
According to an article in Capital.com.pa the rate of...
Businesmen Oppose Labor Code Reform
Thursday, August 15, 2013
The business sector in Costa Rica has withdrawn its support for the draft reform of the Labor Code, stating that it does not promote social peace in the country.
The employers, represented by the Costa Rican Union of...
Costa Rica: Employers Criticize Labor Law
Friday, August 9, 2013
Eleven business chambers are insisting that the reforms to the Labor Code incite illegal strikes.
Nacion.com reports: "The amendments were approved...
Nicaragua: Substantial Improvement in Labor Lawsuits
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
With the implementation of a new Labor Code, a process which previously took four years to complete can now be done in just over an hour.
According to the judge Mayra Woo, head of Fifth District...
Extreme Labor Mobility in Panama
Friday, June 28, 2013
In an economy with a high amount of available jobs, the 57,000 resignations registered from January to May reveal a high level of job instability, which hurts both employers and employees.
Between January and May this year there were about...
Amicable Settlement of Labor Issues Under Conflict
Friday, June 22, 2012
Guatemala and the U.S. have proposed to reach an amicable settlement and not to activate the NAFTA arbitration panel, over labor demands.
The agreement would save the country paying a $15...
Guatemala Faces Arbitration Over Labor Standards
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The authorities see it as "inevitable" that the U.S. will take the country to such a process due to pressure from trade unions, fearing an impact on exports to the U.S. market.
"It's almost inevitable that the case will go to an...
Labor Organizations Request that US Start Arbitration
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Syndicated organizations from the U.S. and Guatemala have asked the U.S. government to initiate arbitration proceedings against the Government of Guatemala, over labor matters.
The American Federation of Labor - Congress of...
U.S. Presses Guatemala Over Labor Rights
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The Office of U.S. Trade Representatives (USTR) has given Guatemala 6 months to meet two commitments on labor issues.
Failure to comply with these provisions, included in the...