Honduras launches talks on increase in minimum wage

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.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Last year the government agreed to an increase of 403 lempiras (US$21) in the minimum wage, but labor leaders complained that it was almost immediately rendered worthless by inflation.

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