No agreement in Guatemala on minimum wages
The president has in his hands the decision on whether to increase or not the minimum wage scale of the country that will come into effect on January 1, 2009.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
The workers sector and the employer sectors in Guatemala could not come to an agreement on the eventual increase of the minimum wage.
The Government is analyzing giving a small increase in the minimum wage in order to compensate for the loss of purchasing power of workers.
The Government passed a decree increasing wages between 13.75% and 14.88%.
President Alvaro Colom enacted the increase in the minimum wages yesterday, leaving workers from the maquila industry on the sidelines.
The Government, private enterprise and workers agreed to a minimum wage increase of 8% for all sectors.
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