Employers on Friday rejected labor’s proposed 17% increase on the minimum wage for one year
Santo Domingo.- Employers on Friday rejected labor’s proposed 17% increase on the minimum wage for one year, which prompted unions spokesman Rafael-Pepe-Abreu to warn of a wave of “unforeseeable consequences.”
Jaime Gonzalez, spokesman for the employers in the National Wage Committee (CNS), said accepting labor’s request would violate the Minimum Wage Act, which he affirms that the salary increases can only be revised every two years.
But labor’s spokesman said they won’t back down from their demand of a 17% increase, and / or 26% for two years, rejecting management’s proposal.
Friday’s meeting between employers and labor within the CNS ended abruptly, just like the previous gathering held last Wednesday.
“This refusal could unleash a series of actions of unforeseeable consequences across the country,” Abreu said.
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