By: Melissa Dorame, Reporter
Mexicali, B.C.- In a virtual press conference, national and state representatives presented topics about reforms, proposals, and initiatives that have emerged mainly in recent months. It discussed a necessary National Tax Convention, “Solidarity Remedies”, the Gandalla Law, and complaints about alleged business debts to the CESPT (Water Commission Services in Baja California).
The National President of the Employers’ Confederation of the Mexican Republic (Coparmex), Gustavo A. de Hoyos Walther; the Secretary-General, José Medina-Mora Icaza; the President of the Baja California Federation, Armando León Ptacnik; the President of the Business Center of Mexicali, Ernesto Elorduy Blackaller; the President of the Tijuana Business Center, Roberto Rosas Jiménez; the President of the Ensenada Business Center; the President of the San Luis Rio Colorado Delegation, Erick Merino Payán; were present, among other participants.
Thus, the improvement of control mechanisms was discussed; about the decentralization of resources and renewal of the distribution of shares between states and municipalities, which aims to reward entities that contribute the most to the federal tax collection, the most transparent in their finances, as well as the collection capacity.
These medium and long-term proposals for economic recovery were presented, focused on attracting investment to the private sector through an accelerated depreciation program and energy infrastructure projects, as well as the implementation of an Independent Fiscal Council.
Thus, the topic of Solidarity Remedies was also exposed, a scheme that emerged in response to the accentuated recession in the economy due to the current Covid-19 pandemic for the preservation of jobs. This raises participation between workers, government, and companies that will be governed under the three modalities: Solidarity Salary, Solidarity Insurance, and Solidarity Bonus.
The Solidarity Salary states that the government pays a part of the worker’s salary, the employer pays another proportion of the salary, and the worker agrees to receive a smaller proportion of it. The Solidarity Insurance is a support equivalent to a minimum wage for formal workers who have lost their jobs.
The Solidarity Bonus is an incentive for hiring formal employment. On the other hand, in regard to the supposed debt of companies with the CESPT, it was commented that they are taking care of the issue with their lawyers respectively, to solve this problem that has affected the operation of some companies.