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Cablegate: Peru: Additional Information for Dol Labor Rights

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RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHPE #1677 1291812
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 091812Z MAY 07
FM AMEMBASSY LIMA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 5367
INFO RUEHBO/AMEMBASSY BOGOTA 4638
RUEHBR/AMEMBASSY BRASILIA 7328
RUEHCV/AMEMBASSY CARACAS 0354
RUEHGT/AMEMBASSY GUATEMALA 1020
RUEHLP/AMEMBASSY LA PAZ MAY QUITO 1199
RUEHSG/AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO 1261
RUEHC/DEPT OF LABOR WASHINGTON DC
RHMFIUU/CDR USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHDC

UNCLAS LIMA 001677

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE PASS TO USDOL FOR CARLOS ROMERO AND THERESA ESQUIBEL
DEPARTMENT FOR DRL/ILCSR GABRIELLA RIGG AND WHA/PPC MIKE
PUCCETTI

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECIN ECON ELAB ETRD EAID PE
SUBJECT: PERU: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR DOL LABOR RIGHTS
REPORT

REF: A. ESQUIBEL E-MAIL 3/22/2007

B. LIMA 1572

1. Peru's Ministry of Labor and Employment Promotion (MTPE)
has provided additional information to update reftel B.
Responses are keyed to the e-mail reference cited above.

2. MTPE assistance for negotiated collective bargaining
agreements:

In 2006, the MTPE provided assistance in 541 collective
bargaining negotiations; 451 cases were resolved as a result
of the MTPE's intervention, and eight were submitted to
arbitration.

3. Number of work-related accidents:

In 2006, 346 labor accidents were reported to the MTPE.
Twenty-eight resulted in fatalities, and 267 caused some type
of disability (237 temporary disabilities and 31 permanent
disabilities).

The breakdown of accidents per industry was: agriculture, 6;
fishing, 5; mines, 126; manufacturing 101; utilities, 7;
construction, 49; sales, 12; vehicular repair, 12; hotels and
restaurants, 3; transportation, 18; real estate, 10; public
administration, 7; teaching, 1; and social services, 1.

4. MTPE has assembled and forwarded source documentation for
the information provided in reftel B. Post will mail these
documents via expedited delivery to Theresa Esquibel, DOL, as
soon as they are received.
STRUBLE

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