El Salvador: Rise in Minimum Wage

The government has announced that from January 1 there will be an increase of 4% in the legal minimum wage in the productive sectors.

Monday, January 5, 2015

The rise corresponding to this year, 2015, is part of an agreement reached in 2013 and modifies the table for minimum wages, increasing the minimum monthly wages for workers in different sectors by 4%.

Laprensagrafica.com reports that "... With the entry into force of the second tranche of 4%, the table of minimum wages is as follows: in the commercial and services sector workers will be paid $242.40; in industry the minimum payment each month will be $237; wages in the maquila, textiles and clothing sector will be $202.80; and for agricultural workers it is $113.70. "

"... The minimum wage also includes differentiated wages for people working in the harvesting crops of coffee and sugar cane. For the former, the minimum payment amounts to $123.90 a month, and for the latter to $105. "

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Nicaragua: Minimum Wage Increased

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Panama: Wage Increase in Reverted Areas

September 2013

The Union of Construction Workers of Panama is demanding $4.90 per hour minimum wage from companies who provide services to the Panama Canal or are operating in the reverted areas.

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Costa Rica: Employers Offer Pay Rise of 3.62%

October 2012

Costa Rican business chambers have proposed to the National Wages Council a 3.62% increase in wages for the first half of 2013.

Elfinancierocr.com reports that "The Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Associations of Private Business Sectors (UCCAEP) proposed to the National Wages Council an increase of 3.62% for the private sector minimum wage to be effective for the first half of 2013. "

Costa Rica: Private Companies Increase Salaries

June 2010

Starting July 1st, private sector employees will earn between 3.96% and 4.2% more.

Blue-collar workers (construction workers, kitchen assistants, warehouse operators, etc) will receive a 4.2% wage increase, while white-collar workers will earn 3.96% more.

“The National Salary Council, composed of workers, business chambers and the Government, agreed with the proposal presented by Labor Minister Sandra Piszk”, reported Nacion.com.