President Petro agrees with Uribe’s proposal to increase workers’ salaries
Former president Álvaro Uribe Vélez is one of the voices that has opposed the labor reform already filed by the government of Gustavo Petro before the Congress.
In calling it “harmful,” he also proposed establishing a five-year agreement for salary increases and productivity without complicating labor laws.
He made these comments during a forum held by the Democratic Center in Cartagena.
The former president spoke about the 14 objections he has to the labor reform, stating that it could be harmful to both workers and employers.
Uribe’s proposal for a five-year agreement on salary increases and productivity has received mixed opinions in Congress, with the Democratic Center proposing a different agreement from the government’s labor reform.
The idea behind the five-year agreement is to build consensus between employers and workers to guarantee substantial remuneration increases over time, benefiting both parties.
President Petro has expressed disagreement with the idea of a five-year agreement to increase salaries based on productivity, instead stating that it should be included in the current labor reform proposal rather than replace it.
Different political sectors, including the Pacto Histórico and the Conservative Party, have expressed their opinions on the labor reform proposal.
Ultimately, the decision will rest with employers and workers.