Hundreds of workers march to the Palace, demand wage hike
Santo Domingo.- Hundreds of union workers marched to demand a 30 percent wage increase to the National Palace, where a committee of union leaders handed a document in which they also opposite the reform of the Labor Code.
Pickets are carrying slogans “trade union freedom, wage increase” and “this fight will reach the National Palace,” the workers were halted by Police agents at the corner of Mexico and Delgado streets, but allowed the commission to enter the palace and hand the document to Presidency deputy chief of staff Henry Molina.
The marchers set out from Braulio Alvarez park headed by Rafael (Pepe) Abreu, head of the unions grouped in the CNUS and other labor leaders.
Abreu warned that if their demands aren’t met, the unions will call a general strike. “People feel the impact of the tax reform, their income has declined and the only way to recover the purchasing power is by adjusting the private and public sector wages and government pensions and retirement.”
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