They approve a motion of censure against the Minister of Labor in Peru | News


The Congress of Peru approved this Thursday the motion of censure against the Minister of Labor and Employment Promotion, Betssy Chávez, due to various questions about her management.


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The motion, presented by members of Fuerza Popular, obtained 71 votes in favor, 28 against and 12 abstentions.

The measure was prompted by Chavez’s alleged responsibility in the air traffic controllers’ strike that occurred at the beginning of last April, during Holy Week, and affected the tourism sector.

In this regard, the teleSUR correspondent, Ramiro Angulo, indicated that another of the questions was about the increase in the minimum living wage to 1,025 soles (about 350 dollars), which was not consulted before the National Labor Council, as argued.

However, those who expressed their rejection of the censorship affirmed that the strike is a constitutional right, so the minister could not have opposed this measure that was promoted in April.

After the approval of this motion of censure, Peruvian President Pedro Castillo will have to appoint a new Minister of Labor in the coming days.

Betssy Chávez served as Minister of Labor for approximately seven months and 20 days.

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