Honduras. The Military intervenes the National Electric Power Plant to protect it against massive number of laid-off workers

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Source: kaosenlared.net / El Libertador / The Dawn / October 23, 2015-. The Secretary of the Ministry of Work, Carlos Madero, vindicated the massive layoff of workers, stating that each institution has the autonomy to hire or fire employees according to its own interests, and announced that they will pay benefits and compensations to the employees, despite the lawsuits for reimbursement that the Constitutional Court must yet solve.
Tegucigalpa. Workers found the facilities of the National Electric Power Plant this morning, following the layoff of a thousand people, 90 days ago.
A large police operation was installed outside the plant, in order to prevent demonstrations of the former workers. Since the beginning of the current nationalist government of Juan Orlando Hernández, more than two thousand people have been laid off that company.
The Secretary of the Ministry of Work, Carlos Madero, vindicated the massive lay-off, stating that each institution has the autonomy to hire or fire employees according to its own interests.
Furthermore, he assured that the rights of the workers will be fulfilled, and that they will pay all dues to the dismissed workforce. “In all cases, the employer must fulfill its commitments to the workers and give them their compensation according to the law”.
Miguel Aguilar, head of the Union of the National Electric Power Plant, regretted the decision of the management of the institution of terminating the contracts of qualified experts, educated with public funds.
“Today is a black day, a sad Monday, of violation of human rights, of arbitrary decisions that harm the men and women who have historically worked for this company, with talent and qualifications”, he said.
“There is a state of indefension in the labor conditions of our people. We are going to take every possible measure, just as we did with the first massive layoff, and many comrades are going to stand for those rights, including union heads that, despite the protection that the union jurisdiction gave them, have been laid off all the same”, he said.

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