Minimum Wage in Honduras Not Defined

Since last December, employers and workers are negotiating a wage increase.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Honduran president Porfirio Lobo, said that in the absence of a consensus between the parties, the government will define the increase.

The Heraldo.hn reported, "The workers are proposing a 22% increase in the minimum wage, meanwhile, it was known that the private sector would agree if the increase was 3.8%."

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Honduras to Increase Minimum Wage

October 2010

In the absence of agreements at negotiating tables between employers and employees, the President approved the increment.

This was announced by President Porfirio Lobo, who gave no details of percentages to be applied, but stressed that the increase will be retroactive.

Minimum Wage Up Between 6.5% and 13% in Honduras

March 2011

The increase will be retroactive to January 2011, and will be structured in 9 categories from 6.5% to 13%.

The categories were designed based on economic activity and growth sustained by each industry in the past months.

Felicito Ávila, labor ministry, noted that the official announcement will be made on March 30th and that the categories are "agriculture, hunting, fishing, water and gas, wholesale and retail, personal services, finance, banking and insurance".

Honduras: No Agreement on Minimum Wage

February 2011

Labor leaders and the private sector failed to agree on setting minimum wages for 2011.

In the absence of an agreement, President Porfirio Lobo will promote a decree setting the salary.

After six negotiating sessions which began last December, the proposals submitted by the parties were not accepted.

Honduras: The new minimum salary will be established next week

December 2008

The Minister of Works expects that during negotiations next Tuesday, businessmen and workers will finally reach an agreement that is acceptable to both parties.

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.

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