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Sugarcane workers rally to demand documents from Haiti

Santo Domingo.- Dozens of sugarcane workers on Monday staged a rally to send Haiti interim president Jocelerme Privert copies of 4,608 applications by Haitian citizens submitted in their country’s embassy to qualify for the National Plan to Regularize Foreigners.

Jesus Nunez, speaking for the sugarcane workers grouped in the UTC union said the delivery of the documents to Haiti’s government aims to spur action to improve the situation of Haitians in the country.

In the rally held outside the offices of the bus company Caribe Tours on 27 de Febrero Av. corner Navarro St., Nuñez said after putting the boxes on buses, they will march to the Finance Ministry and then to the National Palace to demand improvements for their sector.

He said they want medical insurance from Dominican authorities, to regularize their status and pensions for aged workers in the cane-cutter villages known as bateyes.

Nuñez said the boxes have the copies requesting documents for which the applicants paid a total of RD$4 million, or RD$1,000 each.

Source: DT

Oct 31, 2016

Category: DR News |

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