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Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Number of Workers in Non-State Sector Increases in Camaguey
Camaguey, Aug 21. - Additional sources of income are available for Cuban women in Camagüey province with the widening of self-employment, a measure that has favoured the granting of licenses.
Betsy Rodríguez Cardoso, general secretary of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) in this province, confirmed that over 5,000 women in this territory has joined this employment stream.
According to Rodríguez Cardoso, more than half of these women who have taken up today a self-employed status were just housewives before the measure was taken.
This is why; their incorporation to their above-mentioned employment stream is a step forward not only in the social field, but also it is an additional source of income for the household.
The total of self-employed workers in the Camaguey province is 20,000, and these men and women have joined systematically to different trade unions.
The current changes in the Cuban economy pose a new challenge for the women and their social gains, so the FMC which turns 52 years of age on August 23rd plays a very special role. (Mariela Peña Seguí/Radio Cadena Agramante).
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