On June 3, the webinar "Social Dialogue: Informality and Economic Reactivation in Chile" was held, featuring the participation of prominent speakers to discuss this issue, which has gained relevance both in our country and the rest of the world.
The current Covid-19 pandemic has not only caused difficulties for the health field, but also very especially in the economic field, so talking about economic reactivation is now an urgency that requires the commitment and action of all sectors that make up the country.
This was expressed in the online Webinar organized tripartite by Universidad San Sebastián, Universidad de Magallanes, and Universidad Viña del Mar, all of them executors and partners of the Erasmus + LATWORK Project consortium: "Developing Research and Innovation Capacities of Latinamerican HEI for the Analysis of Informal Labor Market".
The Webinar began with the presentation of the LATWORK project by Meritxell Calbet Montcusí, director of International Cooperation UVM, and had the intervention of three speakers: Tomás Flores, undersecretary of Economy during the first Government of the current President Sebastián Piñera (since 2010 and until 2014); Nolberto Díaz, current General Secretary of the Central Union Workers (CUT in Spanish) and Pablo Bobic, legal manager of the Confederation of Production and Commerce (CPC), who showed different views on labor informality and its impact on reactivation opinions that generated great interest, especially because it reaffirms the need to reconcile agreements on the main problems generated by labor informality for male and female workers, as well as for companies and the public sector, especially due to the current context that we are experiencing and that is looming in the coming months.
At the meeting, multiple questions related to labor informality and its impact on economic reactivation were left open, focusing on the needs of Latin America as a result of COVID-19. In this sense, it becomes more relevant from universities and specifically from the LATWORK project, to strengthen communication and debate channels to contribute to dialogue and search for solutions together.
The Webinar is available at the following link: HERE