Francisco Arias Solis

None of these two mechanisms has been able to generate jobs because, despite the official discourse, unemployment in this country is not due to a special rigidity of our labour relations system, but to a situation distinct from our economic structure. Greatest known mass introduction of temporary recruitment process has been for a quarter century. No labour market in countries comparable to ours has undergone such dose of distortion or during a long period of time so. If at the beginning of the process one in seven workers, approximately, had a temporary contract, today they are two of five. In addition to the striking figures, so long abuse of temporary hiring has led to a change in mentality which affect the labour market and industrial relations, along with other types of disorders.

One of the most expressive examples can be found in the degree generated confusion with the identification of the concept of job stability. What would be regarded as stable activities of indefinite hiring, in any other country in our environment here ensures that they are temporary. The absurdity reaches very high levels when, confusing stability with perpetuity, argues that in reality any employment is by nature temporary, or when stated that it is not possible to find objective criteria to determine the question, by what this should be exclusively attached to the free will of negotiation between two parties. As a result, employment in our country currently has three major characteristics: it is insufficient, is precarious and poor quality and responds to a working model based on external flexibility, which has very negative structural consequences at all levels. And as the poet said: you have to disabuse you: / by the way that you / not going nowhere. Francisco Arias Solis Si you want peace, work for justice. Portal for peace and freedom and Forum free Internet users.