The price of dignity : labor rights in Peru

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Abstract

On February 23, 2012, a special commission appointed by Peru's Labor Ministry submitted a technical report on how to consolidate the country's national labor regulations into a single law, as had been done in other Latin American countries. The commission was known as the National Council for Labor and Employment Promotion (CNTPE, in Spanish) and was responsible for drafting the new law. The goal of the report was to engage business associations, unions, non-profit organizations focused on labor issues, and Government stakeholders in order to rekindle an initiative that had started a decade earlier but had lost momentum. Instead of bringing the sides together, however, drafting of the new law had ended up widening the gap between stakeholders. How should such a consensus be built? Should labor rights be increased or reduced? What role should each key stakeholder play?
Original languageEnglish
TypeCaso Harvard (Main case and supporting Case)
Media of outputSupporting Case
PublisherHarvard Business School Publishing
Number of pages16
Place of PublicationNew York
StatePublished - 14 Dec 2014

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