Salary increase meeting flops; no new dates set
A meeting between business leaders, labor union representatives and the government yesterday, Wednesday 14 January 2015 ended both without agreement and without setting a date for a new meeting. The private sector workers’ representatives had hoped to reach an agreement with employers on their proposal for a 30% salary increase. The meeting was unsuccessful because the employers have still not chosen their representatives for the National Salary Committee (CNS), and the president of the Dominican Employers Confederation (Copardom), Jaime Gonzalez, attended the official salary review meeting only to report that his entity was still not ready, and that they needed to study the unions’ reasons for requesting a salary increase.
Nevertheless, union leader Rafael Abreu, who was present at the meeting, described this as a “stalling tactic” by the business sector. He warned the business representatives that if they do not achieve an agreement that benefits the workers soon, then they will ask for the salary increase to be backdated to yesterday, the date of the first official invitation to the meeting.
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