15 thousand laid off in Honduran Bread Making Industry
The Association of Bakers announced that the sector is preparing to lay off 15,000 workers because they can absorb the increase in minimum wages.
Friday, January 9, 2009
According to latribuna.hn "After a meeting of business owners from the sector, it is estimated that each bakery has an average of 70 to 75 employees of which 10% will have to be fired, for a total of 15 thousand persons.
According to the latest report from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) less jobs will be created in 2009 due to the economic crisis.
Trade unionists who promote it, the officials who estimate it, the rulers who decree it, are not part of the legion of unemployed who surely would work for less than the official minimum wage.
The construction sector has failed to retrieve the 15 thousand jobs it lost since September 2008.
As unemployment rises and poverty increases, the Costa Rican Minister of Finance has declared "urgent" the payment of bonuses to central government officials.
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