International Labor Organization says Peru is complying with agreement

(LIP-jl) — According to the Regional Director of the International Labor Organization (ILO) for Latin America and the Caribbean, Jean Maninat, Peru has been complying with its labor objectives, in spite of difficulties that arise from implementing international norms into countries with peculiar circumstances, such as Peru.

Maninat emphasized that the ILO is prepared to certify that union/syndicate freedoms exist in Peru.

Freedom for unions in Peru means that unions and syndicates are able function in Peru by expressing there complaints by protesting civilly and having their matters mediated if necessary.

Having said that, Maninat considered that there is much room for improvement which will enable unions and syndicates to function more efficiently in the future.

“The ratification of these agreements is perhaps one of the most important points associated with the acceptance of free trade agreements,” affirmed Maninat.

The United States Democratic Party, which recently won majority control of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, insists that Peru meets all of the conditions it agreed upon with the ILO before the party throws its support behind the ratification of a bilateral free trade agreement with Peru.