Condiciones laborales de los trabajadores agrícolas del municipio de Montería, Colombia
In the department of Córdoba, 8,000 agricultural jobs are taken by people who work in the informal economy, most of them without any social security, deriving their livelihood on farms. The objective of the research was to analyze the working conditions of farmworkers, of the rural area of Monteria, Cordoba (Colombia). It’s a quantitative non-experimental, cross-sectional research, whose sample consisted of 100 agricultural workers selected by a simple random sampling per housing. The data were obtained by applying a survey which was divided into three sections relating to: socio demographic conditions, labor conditions and the capabilities and opportunities of the population; the interpretation technique referred to the multiple triangulation. The survey results shows that 92% of the workers have precarious working conditions, such as: low pay, job insecurity, lack of pension and professional risks membership, failing to provide personal protective equipment and in their workplaces they don’t have drinking water for consumption despite the ethical, social and legal responsibilities that employers have to protect workers in their workplaces. The research shows that the working conditions of these workers do not provide minimal opportunities to protect their integrity and to develop their skills, making it necessary to reorient public policy in a way that provides the necessary options to improve their working conditions and human development.
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