- Panama National Assembly
The legislature approved in a third discussion Bill 504, which orders the payment of the thirteenth month for employees who worked between 1972 and 1983.
The approval of this law justifies the fulfillment of a delayed debt that amounts $ 366 million. At least 600,000 workers from the public and private sector will benefit from this bill, which has been discussed for 45 years.
Con regocijo jubilados celebran la aprobación en 3er debate del proyecto de Ley 504 que ordena el pago del XIII Mes de los años 1972-1983 pic.twitter.com/x1sf5oPin6— Asamblea Nacional (@asambleapa) September 12, 2017
It is proposed that the special fund for the payment may be fed additionally with resources coming from the general budget of the State.
It is still necessary the ratification of Panamanian president Juan Carlos Varela and its publication in Official Gazette.