Bolivian departments of Tarija and Sucre embrace social dialogue Bolivian departments of Tarija and Sucre embrace social dialogue

Bolivian departments of Tarija and Sucre embrace social dialogue

Peter Boorsma Country manager View profile

Would it be possible to get employers and employees around the table in the departments of Tarija and Chuquisaca, as had happened before in the larger departments of Santa Cruz and Cochabamba? That was the big question when Roel Rotshuizen and Arnaldo Montero from CNV Internationaal and Sip Nieuwsma and Peter Boorsma from DECP travelled to Bolivia earlier this month. The Federación de Empresarios Privados de Tarija (FEPT), the regional employers' federation of Tarija, had already heard of the bipartite social dialogue in the other two cities. But for the central trade union Central Obrera Departamental (COD) the ideas were completely new.