Sporadic violations of rights

Same as last year


Workers' rights violations

Repressive laws

In Uruguay, the right to strike has been severely threatened by the new decree of the Executive Power of 15 October 2020, which granted the Ministry of Labour the power to order the immediate eviction by the police of any public office, private company or institution occupied by workers during a strike. It also allowed the Ministry to convene a compulsory conciliation meeting. These provisions gave excessive powers to the Ministry of Labour to pre-emptively block any strike action and thus deprive workers and unions of their means of action.

Workers’ rights in law

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