El Salvador highlights before the ILO General Assembly respect for freedom of association and dialogue with workers

The Minister of Labor, Rolando Castro, deposited before the General Assembly of the International Labor Organization (ILO) five agreements ratified by the Government of President Nayib Bukele, highlighting in his official speech before the entity the commitment to the protection of labor rights and freedom of association.

“I want to reaffirm our respect for freedom of association and freedom of expression. Several anti-government demonstrations have taken place during our administration, and yet I can proudly say that our law enforcement bodies have not fired a single rubber bullet to repress the demonstrations,” the minister said in his speech.

The official stressed that this fact contrasts with the biased narratives of the national and international media, which have unsuccessfully wanted to discredit the work carried out by the administration of President Nayib Bukele in the comprehensive transformation of the country.

“We have initiated the necessary structural transformations to transition to a modern society with full compliance with human rights, leaving behind the corrupt structures and power groups that plunged the country into poverty and misery,” Castro added in his speech.

The minister also highlighted the work of the State portfolio that he directs, with the application of programs and mechanisms that bring Salvadorans closer to different job opportunities in order to develop their skills and boost their family economy.

Among them, the use of the Labor Market Information System (SIMEL), El Salvador is the first country in Central America and the second in Latin America to apply this platform promoted by the ILO.

It consists of a network of institutions, people, and information that have mutually recognized roles, agreements, and functions with respect to the production, storage, dissemination, and use of information and results related to the labor market in favor of citizens.