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Unions eye 30% minimum wage hike to RD$13,000/month

Santo Domingo.- The four major labor unions on Monday will ask the National Salary Committee (CNS) for a 30% increase to the minimum wage from RD$9,000 to RD$13,000 per month, since the business sector hasn’t made any proposal “and resorts only to endless talk.”

Rafael-Pepe-Abreu, president of the unions grouped in the CNUS made the announcement in the National Palace, and regrets what he calls indifference of the Employers Council (Copardom), after having met with them five times without accepting the worker’ proposals, “saying that they have to consult their partners and never agree.”

“They don’t want the press to know that we’ve already met four times, without reaching any agreement, because they feel that the public puts pressure on the discussion, but that isn’t convenient for us and today I have to say it publicly, that the dialogue has led to nowhere, we will use the law creating the CNS and we will convene that entity to hear the workers’ demands,” he said, adding that management “aims to base the talks using Central Bank parameters that claim that inflation has increased only 8%, and we feel it’s not true, because reality says it is well above that percentage.”

Source: Dominican Today

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Last updated October 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM
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