Honduras: The new minimum salary will be established next week
The Minister of Works expects that during negotiations next Tuesday, businessmen and workers will finally reach an agreement that is acceptable to both parties.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Representatives of the Tripartite Commission are trying to set the new salary for private sector workers effective 1 January 2009, however, the workers are demanding $292 monthly.
The textile industry will propose setting a minimum wage for the next three years during the minimum wage negotiation.
The Government passed a decree increasing wages between 13.75% and 14.88%.
The Honduran Private Sector Council is not ready to accept the proposal for an immediate minimum wage increase for workers of $291 (5500 Lempiras).
Trade union and business leaders are studying the impact of the surge in oil prices on the prices of basic necessities with a view to raising the minimum wage, Labour Minister Mayra Mejía confirmed.
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