Contributed by: Don WinnerPanama's Minister of Economy and Finance, Alberto Vallarino said that all of the comments and adverse reactions arising out of the statements he made on possible reforms to the labor code, are the product of mere speculation and that there is "nothing concrete" on this. "No proposal to reform the labor code has been presented at any time, and what's less has there been any thought or conversation in the government on the ideas and themes that people have been speculating about such as to eliminate days off or overtime," said Vallarino, who blamed the "opposition" for all of the controversy that has arisen on these issues. "There is nothing at this stage that has been discussed within the Government, to be submitted any time soon to the public," he said. (Telemetro)
Editor's Comment: Last week Vallarino made some statements that were interpreted by labor leaders to mean he was planning to submit a reform to the labor code. Apparently, they are not considering any such changes, and this is all about the SUNTRACS guys looking for a way to start a fight and to get their people riled up, over nothing.