During the last four years, PSI has expressed deep concerns about the continued denial of the rights of Ecuadorian public sector workers as the result of reforms implemented since 2008.
So far, there has not been any progress. Moreover, one can note that the government denies workers’ rights more and more. Executive Order 813 of 2011 is being re-implemented, through which the concept of "mandatory resignation" allowed for the dismissal of thousands of public sector workers. Among other cases, this is highlighted by the recent arbitrary dismissal of 500 workers and professionals from the National Institute of Hygiene Izquieta Leopoldo Pérez (INH).