The head of the Presidential Commission for the Organic Labor Law, Nicolas Maduro, announced on Wednesday that a Superior Labor Council will be created to ensure compliance with the new law. The Labor Law was enacted Monday by Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.
Speaking at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Caracas, Maduro said the council “will be an instrument to, over the next three years, make into a reality all of these norms with respect to our productive process or the Venezuelan economic process, which guarantee a new situation for all Venezuelan workers.”
President Chávez will appoint the members of the council in the coming days.
The Superior Labor Council was created under the seventh regulation of the new Labor Law, whose organic character is being evaluated by the Supreme Court of Justice prior to implementation.
Maduro recalled that the law, which includes 554 articles and nine chapters, is product of several years of labor struggles and was discussed in popular assemblies held throughout the country since 2008, during which over 19,000 proposals were presented to the commission.
“This law proposes conditions to overcome definitively capitalist exploitation and to create free, egalitarian labor conditions for the homeland and social development,” he said.
AVN / Press Office – Venezuelan Embassy to the U.S. / May 5, 2012