In the midst of discussions regarding the labor reforms and the pension reform of the Government Delaware gustavo petroand that will arrive in the coming weeks to the Congress of the Republic, the Ministry of Labor, Gloria Ines Ramirezsubmitted a proposal for a pension bonus.

This would seek to recognize with compensation of around 50 weeks of contribution, for each son or daughter, to mothers dedicated to unpaid care work throughout their lives.

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The pension reform is a sensitive issue for the country. We are working on a strategy that he called ‘gender compensation’. This means that, for women who have dedicated their lives to care work, there is recognition for each child raised at a time for their pension”, said the head of the labor portfolio yesterday, within the framework of ‘Women’s Day’.

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As explained by the minister, the measure is intended to apply to up to three children, which would allow mothers to add around 150 weeks to their pension.

Ramírez also maintains that the Ministry of Labor is working together with the portfolio of treasury and public credit and with him National Planning Department (DNP)in order to estimate the «costing» or fiscal investment that would be needed to implement this measure.

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With this, we will work so that Colombian women feel that there are clear measures that in old age will give us some type of incentive to continue contributing to productivity and wealth.”, said the head of the labor portfolio.

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In addition, the minister mentioned that also within the labor reform, the Government is proposing other benefits related to care work and the promotion of gender equality, such as the increase in paternity leave progressively until you can enjoy 12 weeks, a measure that, if approved, would become effective in the year 2025.

Both mothers and fathers can distribute leave time flexibly”, reiterated the minister.