PanamaTimes

Monday, Jun 17, 2024

CCIAP dice que le preocupa “falta de claridad” en cronograma de reapertura

Businesses ask for clarity in reopening plans

The Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (CCIAP) stated on Sunday May 24 that it is concerned about the “lack of clarity” of the reopening schedule of the following blocks of economic activities without definite dates.
The business union has indicated that it is in favor of the gradual reopening of economic sectors that allows it to maintain and generate jobs, however, it fears a social crisis due to the affectation of the pandemic.

With each passing day, CCIAP warned, the possibility of sustaining hundreds of jobs is affected due to the closure of businesses.

He also denounced the lack of an articulated plan that coordinates the needs of the various sectors impacted.

"We understand the reasons for caution to proceed to an opening that protects this new normal, and we are in favor of it being done in a responsible way. However, we must also take care that, from the health and economic emergency, it does not fall into a social crisis due to the growing impact that the pandemic has caused," said CCIAP.

In addition, the union asked the authorities to avoid bureaucratic procedures that may generate more restrictions and costs for business.

Panamanian Association of Business Executives (Apede), demanded clear procedures from the National Government for a gradual reopening.

According to this union, the protocols established by the Ministry of Labor and Labor Development (Mitradel) are complicated and do not guarantee what they are looking for, since they allow for some considerations that are not related to the mitigation of COVID-19 contagion.

"We must work on adaptable and generic sanitary guides, since only companies and their workers understand the reality of their environment, as the Ministry of Health has stated. On these guides, companies will be responsible for establishing protocols that comply with these guidelines. It is illogical that criteria of social interaction or percentages are established, without considering the spaces of the companies, the level of risk by type of activity, the minimum number of collaborators required to operate safely and effectively or clearly understand the processes. productive and operational", indicated Apede.

The Apede also said that they are concerned that companies with more than 51 workers are forced to hire an occupational safety professional to evaluate the hygiene protocol, since there are not enough qualified professionals in this field and with the fall of demand, companies are not able to hire staff, he argued.

Panama began last May 13 its gradual reactivation of economic activities with the reopening of electronic commerce, mechanical workshops and spare parts, technical services such as plumbers, electricians, air conditioning maintenance, elevators, pool maintenance, artisanal fishing and aquaculture. industrial.
Newsletter

Related Articles

PanamaTimes
0:00
0:00
Close
Inside El Salvador’s 40,000 Inmate Mega-Prison
Toyota, Mazda, Honda, and Suzuki have committed fraud; falsified safety test results
El Salvador's Bitcoin Holdings Reach $350 Million
Teens Forming Friendships with AI Chatbots
WhatsApp Rolls Out Major Redesign
Neuralink's First Brain Implant Experiences Issue
Apple Unveils New iPad Pro with M4 Chip, Misleading AI Claims
OpenAI to Announce Google Search Competitor
Apple Apologizes for Controversial iPad Pro Ad Featuring Instrument Destruction
German politician of the AFD party, Marie-Thérèse Kaiser was just convicted & fined $6,000+
Changpeng Zhao Sentenced to Four Months in Jail
Biden Administration to Relax Marijuana Regulations
101-Year-Old Woman Mistaken for a Baby by American Airlines: Comical Mix-Up during Flight Check-in
King Charles and Camilla enjoying the Inuit voice singing performance in Canada.
New Study: Vaping May Lower Fertility in Women Trying to Get Pregnant
U.S. DOJ Seeks Three-Year Sentence for Binance Founder Changpeng Zhao
Headlines - Thursday, 23 April 2024
Illinois Woman Wins $45M Lawsuit Against Johnson & Johnson and Kenvue for Mesothelioma Linked to Baby Powder
Panama's lates news for Friday, April 19
Creative menu of a Pizza restaurant..
You can be a very successful player, but a player with character is another level!
Experience the Future of Dining: My Visit to an AI-Powered Burger Joint
Stabbing rampage terror attack in Sydney, at least four people killed, early reports that a baby was among those stabbed.
Iran fired more than 300 drones and missiles at Israel overnight. Israel Reports Light Damage After Iran Launches Large Strike.
I will never get enough of his videos and the pure joy and beauty of these women!!
Scientists at the University of Maryland have developed an "invisibility cloak", for AI using adversarial patterns on a sweater, making the wearer nearly undetectable to standard object detection methods.
Lamborghini Bids Farewell to Its Best-Selling Sports Car: The Huracán
Sam Bankman-Fried Appeals 25-Year Prison Sentence for $8bn FTX Fraud
OJ Simpson, ex-NFL star who was acquitted of murder, dies aged 76
British Backpacker Imprisoned in Notorious Bolivian Prison: Family Raises Funds for Legal Fight and Essentials
Argentina: Venezuela Cuts Power to Embassy after Opposition Meeting
El Salvador Offers 5,000 Passports to Skilled Foreign Workers: Tax-Free Relocation and Citizenship
Panama Papers Trial Begins: Founders of Mossack Fonseca Face Money-Laundering Charges
75 Becomes the New 65: Retiring in Your 60s Unrealistic as Life Expectancy Increases and Costs Rise
Total Solar Eclipse of 2021: 32 Million Witness the Mystical, $1.5bn Spectacle Sweep Across North America
New shopping experience…
New world, new reality, let’s get used to it
UK Company Passes Milestone in Developing Space-Based Solar Power, Aiming to Power a Million Homes and Provide Constant Energy
Mexico Breaks Diplomatic Ties with Ecuador after Police Storm Embassy, Arrest Former Vice President
Monty Python were so ahead of their time
If there's a will, there's a way!
Rules about how to dress are important, but not so much if you have a lot of money.
Body Armor Firm Showcases Stab-Proof Vest in Demo on CEO
Mexico Cuts Diplomatic Ties with Ecuador After Embassy Stormed in Quito
Here is a tattoo idea, for engineers
Zoraya Ter Beek, a 28-year-old woman from the Netherlands, will undergo euthanasia in May due to severe mental health challenges
Here's a video featuring Fidel Castro, where he discusses his stance against war and his commitment to preserving life, positions that have put him at odds with the USA:
Woman reaches behind and steals gun from a security guard and shoots three people while getting detained in Chile
Take a walk around the safe and thriving downtown San Salvador.
Joe Biden criticised by Trump campaign for declaring Transgender Day of Visibility on Easter Sunday
×