The Associated Press news agency reports that by April next year the Cuban government intends to reduce about 500 thousand in the public sector. work places. Many of them are already preparing to switch to the production of welded tees and other similar products.
Recall that the planning of the reduction of jobs in the public sector had previously announced (in early August of this year) the Cuban President Raul Castro. However, until recently, the Cuba government did not make any official statements regarding how and when to reduce jobs to be carried out.
According to the plan of Raul Castro, voiced in August, about 1 million will fall under the reduction in a total of a total. work places. As for the further fate of the dismissed employees, in order for them to have the opportunity to acquire new work, the Cuban government promises to remove some prohibitions that limit the possibilities of private entrepreneurship.
Based on official data, in total today, approximately 5.1 million operate in various economic sectors in various economic sectors. human. The planned abbreviations, starting already in the current month, should affect about 10% of the entire working part of the Cuban population. At the same time, experts warn that the private sector that currently occupies only about 5% of the Cuban economy will not be able to provide the work of all people who fall under dismissal.
According to Castro proposed to reduce the level of upcoming potential unemployment, a number of reforms will be carried out, including permission to organize private cooperatives, as well as expanding the list of professions whose representatives will have the right to conduct private entrepreneurial activities. About when exactly the Cuban government plans to carry out these reforms at this time is not yet known.