Differentiated Salary Increase in Costa Rica: 2.55% and 3.50%

The National Wages Council has finally approved the proposal submitted by the government to set wage increases in the private sector.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

From 1 July private sector workers will receive an increase of 2.55% and for those employed within the lower income categories, the increase is 3.5%.

In this way, for workers who are within the unskilled, semiskilled, skilled and specialized categories, who receive a daily salary, along with to those within the unskilled, semi-skilled and qualified categories but who are paid monthly, the increase is ¢3,500 ($ 6.93) per 100,000 colones ($198).", noted an article Prensalibre.cr

Private business representatives believe that the differential increase discriminates between the classes of workers, giving greater increases to unskilled or semiskilled workers.



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