Panama will establish a ‘labor migration profile’

Labour Minister announced that better mechanisms be established on a migration profile to manage that better labor mobility flows of migrant workers.

Panama today pledged to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to establish a labor migration profile and guarantee labor rights for domestic and foreign, said an official source.

The matter was discussed by the Panamanian Minister of Labor and Workforce Development, Luis Ernesto Carles, and the president of the Board of the IOM, Ambassador Sammie Eddic, at a meeting held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Labor and Workforce Development (Mitradel) from the country.

Carles told Eddic that Panama is within a geographic structure with overall domestic investment and migrant workers, and everyone said, «as recognized by our legislation,» should «have access to social security, fair wages and proper «.

We can not allow international jobs underwriters take advantage of charging the salary of a migrant worker and not give migrant workers «- Luis E. Carles

IOM offers support

The representative of the IOM noted for his part that the agency recognizes the progress of Panama on labor migration and that their success stories is important that these achievements are disclosed in international forums to your best advantage.

The Council of the International Organization for Migration presiding Eddic is the main governing body and determines IOM policies this.

Eddic, also ambassador of Ghana in the Swiss Confederation and Permanent Representative of Ghana to the United Nations Office, the World Trade Organization and other international organizations, offered all the support IOM can help you to Panama for the development of a profile labor migration, according to official information.

The Mitradel constantly trains and train staff of this institution to keep them informed of the main actions on issues of labor migration.


Ernesto Chong de León, Ernesto Emilio Chong Coronado