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Government wants to include 289,000 Haitians in social security

The National Council of Social Security (CNSS) has plans to affiliate 288,466 persons that benefited from permanent or temporary legalization of their migratory status under the National Foreigner Legalization Plan (PNRE) even when the person may not be formally employed and may have never contributed to the social security system. Most of the beneficiaries contemplated are indigent Haitians.

To favor the foreigners, the government would issue a decree that would modify Law 87-01 on the Social Security System. But Labor unions protest the move saying that the inclusion would cause the social security system to collapse.

Rafael Santos, lawyer for the Federation of Construction Workers (Federacion Nacional de Trabajadores de la Construccion) and Edelin Louis of the National Syndicate of Workers of Sugar Industry Farm Plantations (Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores e Plantaciones Agricolas de la Industria Azucarera) say that the inclusion would affect the pension funds of the workers. Santos understands it would create irritating privileges in favor of people who have not contributed to the system over its past 14 years.

Source: DR1, Eldia

Oct 30, 2015

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