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Quintana Roo fifth nationally for job recovery

Cancun, Q.R. — During the first quarter of 2021, Quintana Roo ranked fifth nationally in job recovery. The Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare of the government of Quintana Roo, Catalina Portillo Navarro said that last year, 97,381 formal jobs were lost as of December.

She added that from January to May 2021, 30,992 jobs with full benefits have been recovered, placing the state fifth in job recovery.

In a press conference, Secretary Portillo Navarro and the General Coordinator of Communication of the State Government Fernando Mora Guillén, discussed achievements and advances in the Special Local Board of Conciliation and Arbitration court.

She explained that from July 1, 2020 to March 31 of this year, 10,055 agreements were filed of which 4,243 were lawsuits. From these, 1,659 have been concluded with 352 million peso having been paid out in favor of workers.

She added that as part of the labor justice actions and the fight against corruption promoted by Governor Carlos Joaquín, the agency under his charge has achieved the restitution of eight properties to their legitimate owners who were dispossessed through illegal labor awards, with a total value estimated at 734.7 million peso.

Portillo Navarro added that regarding the reform in labor justice, Quintana Roo has approved the decree to reform the State Constitution, as well as the Organic Law Initiative for the State Labor Conciliation Center.

The Center for Labor Conciliation will have three headquarters, one in Othón P. Blanco, Benito Juárez (Cancun) and Solidaridad (Playa del Carmen), to which the state budget will be allocated, while the federal subsidy will be for the adaptation of buildings, furniture, training and acquisition of information technologies.

She also stated that on January 11 of this year, the Decree was published reforming the Federal Labor Law to recognize and regulate the Home Office or Telework, which includes working hours, benefits, schedules and a modality that must be stated by contract.

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