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Labor Unions: wages must match cost of living

Santo Domingo.- The labor unions delivered a letter to the president of the National Council for Private Business (Conep) appealing to business owners to reach an agreement between the parties for establishing a realistic salary that is in accordance with the cost of living.

The letter from the CTU, UGTD and the CUT labor union confederations states that the low salaries do not match the level of growth of the past two years, but that the solution does not lie with the National Salaries Committee as this entity can only consider the accumulated inflation rate.

Frank Moreno of the CTU said that the salary system cannot be managed with 14 minimum salaries including the public sector wage, the highest of which is just RD$11,292.00 per month, which does not cover the lowest quintile of the basic food basket established by the Central Bank.

The letter goes on to say: “We suggest to president Danilo Medina that the space for a solution to the salary system is open in the proposed reform to the Labor Code, through a three-way dialogue based on consensus, but with social justice, by guaranteeing a solution to the problems that are affecting the workforce in our country”.

Source: DT

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