The Lower House passed into law amendments to the Labour Regime Risks
October 24, 2012
The House of Representatives today approved the project ame amendments to the Labour Regime Risks nding existing legislation on occupational hazards since 1995 and increases the amount of compensation for accidents at work.
The project was strongly criticized by the unions that oppose the government.
After eight hours of debate the bill, which already has approval of the Senate and would become law tonight, was approved by 139 votes in favor, 82 against and 2 abstentions.
Front for Victory congressman Agustín Rossi said at the close of his speech that “no one can say that this law does not protect workers. No one can say this law is in favor of death. We come to improve a system that was unworthy for workers.”
The main question on legislation aimed at the elimination of the “two-way”, as the injured worker must now choose to collect compensation through the work injury insurance (ART) or through legal action.
This mechanism aroused strong criticism among entrepreneurs.