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Chile´s Bachelet pitches $15
billion plan, vows to back labor unions

Reuters, by Mitra Taj*

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Posted By:PageTurner, 10/28/2013 5:15:41 PM

SANTIAGO - Chile´s presidential frontrunner Michelle Bachelet said on Sunday that if elected she will fortify labor unions and roll out an ambitious $15 billion spending program - more than half of which would fund education. The center-left candidate, poised to sail to victory in either November´s general election or a runoff in December, said she wants to stop companies from "slyly" limiting union power. "We must strengthen unions and carry out a package of modifications to collective bargaining to allow more workers to practice this right," Bachelet said in a 200-page report outlining her policy proposals, published on Sunday. Bachelet said Chile,

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[*w/ reporting by Antonio de la Jara.]

She also wants taxes, taxes, taxes. This proposal stinks.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 10/28/2013 5:19:36 PM     (No. 9586530)

She wishes to return Chile to Third World status.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lawabidingcitizen, 10/28/2013 6:06:14 PM     (No. 9586610)

Oh well. Peace and prosperity are overrated anyway. Back to banana republic status with the rest of Latin America.

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