The president of Colombia, Iván Duque, will meet this Monday with the National Unemployment Committee, made up of unions and social organizations that were the ones that called the protests on April 28 that continue to this day.
“Tomorrow the talks will begin with the National Unemployment Committee”, announced in an appearance the Minister of Labor, Ángel Custodio Cabrera, who reported that today they received the response to the invitation that they received on May 6.
The meeting will be tomorrow at noon, and a delegation from the UN and the Episcopal Conference is also invited, according to the High Commissioner for Peace, Miguel Ceballos.
Duque started this week a round of dialogues with various sectors to try to find solutions to the political and social crisis opened by the protests, in which tens of thousands of Colombians called for the end of the now defunct tax reform, but which have led to other petitions such as the fall of the government, the withdrawal of a health care reform or an end to police brutality.
In these meetings, the president has met with regional and municipal leaders, representatives of the health sector, religious leaders or some young people, but the meeting with the unions and social organizations that were behind the strike had not yet taken place.
Regardless of what is spoken or negotiated in that meeting, we will have to wait for the reaction in the streets where very heterogeneous crowds march and without a visible representative, beyond a very diverse youth with very disparate requests.
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