translated from Spanish: Minister of Labour reiterated the Executive’s position in front of emergency postnatal: “We’re not going to back it up”

The Minister of Labour, María José Zaldívar, again addressed the government’s rejection of the emergency postnatal project that is being processed in congress. His sayings come on the same day that President Sebastián Piñera, announced a side initiative for mothers, parents and caregivers of children under 6 years of age to take advantage of the Employment Protection Act.In this sense, the holder of the portfolio, insisted that “the emergency postnatal, as an Executive, we will not support it, because it is an initiative that has a very restricted universe of beneficiaries , only 22,000 women and costs $100 million.” In doing so, he told The Cooperative that “the admissibility is being seen in the joint committee and we believe that being a project that is a project that is in place and is also a matter of exclusive competence of the President, because it is social security, hopefully the legality that we have today is respected and that its inadmissibility can be determined”. On the other hand, he maintained his defense over the government’s new project, ensuring that it reaches more people. “A project that only benefited 22,000 children out of the 1.6 million we have in the country of preschool age, who in no case can be alone at home, we don’t think it’s a right solution.”

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