Tree care workers will have to find a new job in the Caribbean island, where the government is trying to make it easier to keep the plants open.
A new government regulation announced Thursday requires that trees must be cut every three weeks and that workers must receive training on the new rules.
This means workers are now required to go through a series of training courses, but that the training will be delivered by a third party, like a human.
“This is not a new law, but it’s the third one in a row,” said Lucia Rodriguez, a member of the Dominican Nursery Workers Union.
The new rules came after the union’s National Union of Nurses and Extension Workers (UNUF), which represents about 5,000 tree care and maintenance workers, voted unanimously to support the government’s move to make them more vulnerable to attacks.
“This law makes it easier for the government to put workers in danger and it gives them less time to protect themselves,” said UNUF’s Jose Rangel, a lawyer and labor rights activist.
“We are extremely concerned.
They have to keep cutting trees for us to work.”
The law is a response to a growing trend in the island, which has one of the highest rates of deforestation in the world.
The Dominican Republic has been under the protection of the United Nations for almost a decade because it was once the last remaining colony of the Spanish crown.
It has now been reorganized under the Caribbean Free Trade Agreement (CFA) as a member country of the European Union.
The Caribbean nation has been a key transit country for cocaine, heroin and other drugs and was also the last of the Caribbean states to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an international trade pact that aims to help countries negotiate free trade deals in the region.
More than a million Dominicanians work in the forestry industry.
Despite the changes, there are still many workers who have to rely on paychecks from their families and relatives.
Rodriguez said that in some cases, the workers may have to travel hundreds of miles to get to the island they need to work.
When a government wants to open a new office in the capital city of Santo Domingo, the UNUF, which represents tree care, landscaping and other workers, sends representatives to meet with the government and the workers.
The government also makes sure that they get training and certification in order to keep their jobs.
But it doesn’t stop there.
The country also has a new labor law that aims at making it easier and more accessible for workers to leave their jobs and become self-employed.
It will allow workers to quit their jobs without the threat of being fired.
This is expected to reduce the number of layoffs, which are still common in the country.
On Thursday, the government will begin the process of allowing these workers to take the first step toward their freedom.
The new labor code will be made public at the end of the month.