Social security will be granted to temporary and probationary employees in El Salvador

The Salvadoran Congress approved this morning a reform to the Labor Code that will allow temporary or trial workers to be registered with the Salvadoran Social Security Institute (ISSS).

The deputies voted for the favorable opinion to amend article 29 of the labor legislation and thereby give this segment of the working class benefits in case of illnesses, common and work accidents, professional illnesses, maternity, disability, death, and involuntary dismissal.

The reform to the labor standard, promoted by the New Ideas caucus, was previously discussed with representatives of the ISSS and the Health portfolio.

The officials of both institutions, in the framework of their interventions, supported the reform of the labor law.

The president of the commission and cyan legislator, Edgardo Mulato, for his part, urged employers to register their temporary or probationary employees with the ISSS, otherwise they risk being sanctioned.