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Regulated Labor Meeting for the Chemical-Pharmaceutical Industry

The Ministry of the Popular Power for Labor and Social Security, through Resolution No. 8,146 (the “Resolution”), published in the Official Gazette No. 40,109 of February 13, 2013, formally convoked the representatives of CANAMEGA (Venezuelan Chamber of Generic Drugs), CAVEME (Venezuelan Chamber of the Drug Industry), CIFAR (Venezuelan Chamber of the Pharmaceutical Industry), on behalf of all of their affiliate work entities, and the entities indicated in the Resolution, to a Regulated Labor Meeting.  Said representatives must be present at the Conference Room of the Directorate of National Inspectors’ Offices and other Labor Collective Issues of the Private Sector, located in Centro Simón Bolívar, Edificio Norte, Piso 2, El Silencio, Caracas, on the thirtieth (30th) calendar day following the publication of the call in the Official Gazette, at 10:00 a.m., or at the same time of the following business day if said 30th day were not a business day, that is, on March 15, 2013.

 

Additionally, the Resolution advises that the publication of the call immediately suspends the processing of the draft collective bargaining agreements or lists of demands in progress to which any of the employers convoked is a party.  Finally, it is established that until the Meeting is held, no employer may dismiss, transfer or worsen the employment conditions of any worker without a cause duly certified by a Labor Inspector.

 

In order to access the Resolution, please click here.

 

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