Ecuador’s labor ministry is creating a system to register foreign nationals working in the informal sectors of the economy. According to Minister of Labor Raul Ledesma, the new system that could go into effect as early as February, is intended to insure that foreigners receive the same rights and wages as Ecuadorian citizens. The system, to be called Registro Unico de Contrato para Migrantes, will also help the government count the number of foreign workers in the country, particularly those from Colombia, Cuba, Peru, and Venezuela. Currently, there are no statistics of foreign nationals working in the informal economic sector.…
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