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Labor unions upbeat on pact to raise wages this month

Santo Domingo.-The General Secretary of the labor unions grouped in the CASC on Monday said he’s confident they’ll reach an agreement with management to increase the average RD$7,000 monthly minimum wage this month.

Gabriel Del Rio said the workers’ current wages can’t deal with the climbing prices on basic foods and services, for which an increase in income cannot wait any longer.

Speaking on the program Matinal 5, the union leader noted that although labor unions seek a 30% increase, workers’ representatives would likely accept a lower perce

Del Rio stressed there’s no way labor would accept the 8.8% hike to the minimum wage proposed in the last between union-management meeting by the employers grouped in COPARDOM.

Last Thursday the ruling PLD party-controlled Senate received a bill aimed at increasing the minimum wage by 25%, while on Saturday an executive of the think tank Centro Bono affirmed that the minimum wage could be increased by 14%.

Source: DT

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