Cuban minister highlights the impact of the Family Code

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Marta Elena Feitó Cabrera, head of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security. PHOTO: YURY DÍAZ CABALLERO

The new Family Code, which will be submitted to popular referendum on September 25, has a positive impact on several aspects of Cuban society, including labor and social security, said Marta Elena Feitó Cabrera, head of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security.

The minister stressed exclusively to the Cuban News Agency that it is a necessary and inclusive law, which is based on love and respect, supports the social policies of the Revolution and provides more guarantees for the existing families in the country.

She mentioned the important role of social workers to enforce this regulation, if it is finally approved with more than 50 percent of the valid votes, since the family is the fundamental environment where these doctors of the soul act so that no one is left helpless or unprotected.

She also referred to how the Ministry of Labor and Social Security will contribute to perfecting certain provisions in line with the Code, including the law on maternity.

It is necessary to update what is related to the maternity of the worker and the responsibility of the families, we have the bases for this modification, which will never be to the detriment of the current benefits, the benefits of the current law will be ratified, which were extended last year, Feitó Cabrera said.

She detailed that, if the Code of the Families is approved, other figures contemplated in this text would be included, which will have to be legally implemented, such as those associated to the solidary gestation.

The referendum on the Family Code will take place in the national territory on September 25, between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.; the following question will be submitted to the voters for their consideration: Do you agree with the Family Code?

This process will be carried out as a free, equal, direct and secret vote, and all citizens over 16 years of age will have the right to vote, with the exception of those who are not able to vote due to the circumstances set forth in the Constitution of the Republic and the law.

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