The Honduran Council of Private Enterprise suspended the protest against the minimum wage increase pending a Supreme Court resolution.
The COHEP decided to wait for a Supreme Court resolution in response to its appeal for an intervention to protect hundreds of businesses. Therefore, “A Day Without Business” will not be held on February 12th, as was expected, and instead it will be postponed until after the court´s decision.
Business organizations have set February 12 as the day when they will close their businesses to protest the increase in minimum wages.
The protest is in addition to a set of measures that the business owners have taken, including hundreds of legal suits against Executive Decree STSS-374.08 which set the minimum wage at 5,500 lempiras ($291) for urban areas and 4,055 ($215) for rural areas.