The Minister of Labor and Social Security said on Wednesday that he will be looking forward to any requests for review of the constitutionality of changes to labor law, namely the extension of the trial period from 90 to 180 days.
The diploma amending the Labor Code was promulgated on Monday by the President of the Republic, and the following day, PCP, Left Bloc and Greens announced that they intend to come together to submit some of the new rules for successive scrutiny by the Constitutional Court.
Speaking to Lusa, Minister Vieira da Silva said today that he will “calmly await” this process.
“The Assembly of the Republic approved a law, the President of the Republic promulgated it, the normal functioning of the institutions worked and will continue. If one wishes to question the constitutionality of the rules provided for, one is entitled to do so. I look forward to this process, ”said the official.
At stake is the extension of the trial period from 90 days to 180 days when it comes to young people looking for their first job and long-term unemployed, with the CGTP and parties to the left of the PS finding it to violate the principle of equality and which further aggravates the precariousness of these two groups.
In 2008, when Vieira da Silva was also in charge of the Ministry of Labor, the Constitutional Court failed to extend the trial period from 90 to 180 days, and at that time the measure covered all undifferentiated workers.
In the note published on the official website of the Presidency of the Republic when the diploma was promulgated, it is stated that it does not appear “that the grounds of the Judgment of the Constitutional Court No. 632/2008 of 23 December concerning the extension of the trial period to undifferentiated workers, in the same exact terms, for the two situations mentioned above. ”