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The Mozambican government and the employers have decided to hold talks on the proposed revision of the Labour Law in order to remedy deep divisions on the matter, a source close to the matter has told Lusa.
Mozambican employers, represented by the Confederation of Economic Associations of Mozambique (CTA), say the government has ignored its contributions, and that the proposed revision threatens the viability of Mozambican enterprise.
For its part, the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MITESS) rebuts the allegations, claiming that the proposals result from a broad debate, and consensus with employers.
A CTA source told Lusa today that the government and employers had agreed to put an end to the public wrangling and maintain dialogue at parliamentary level in order to reach an understanding.
“Last week, the CTA was heard by the Commission on Constitutional Affairs, Human Rights and Legality and this week the Minister of Labour will also be heard,” the source reported.
The CTA considers that the proposals deposited by the government in parliament maintain over-rigidity in the hiring of foreign labour, as well as excessive formalism in the case of dismissal with just cause.
Employers also claim that the formula for calculating compensation is detrimental to business interests and will jeopardise employability.Source: Lusa