Honduran Textiles Propose Salary Reform

The textile industry will propose setting a minimum wage for the next three years during the minimum wage negotiation.

Monday, January 10, 2011

The proposal will also be negotiated by manufacturers of car electrical harnesses.

"The talks started in mid December 2010 and will be restored on Wednesday of this week. The director of the Honduran Manufacturers Association (AHM), Jesus Canahuati, said that industry representatives proposed for the minimum wage to have a fixed value until 2014, as it has been done in neighboring Nicaragua," reported Elheraldo.hn.

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Guatemala: Proposal to Increase Minimum Wage

September 2011

Textiles and clothing, among other sectors, would benefit most if the proposed increase is approved by the Commission on Salaries

The Joint Commission on Salaries (CPS) has proposed a 5% increase to the minimum wage, which could begin to take effect next year.

Although the increase must be authorized by the Salaries Commission, industry representatives believe that is a measure that will at least offset the projected increase for inflation, which is also 5%.

Unpredictable Minimum Wages Kill Jobs

March 2011

The cost of labor is critical for textile companies which migrate from Honduras to El Salvador and Nicaragua, where wages are lower.

Daniel Facussé, president of the Honduran Manufacturers Association (AHM), states that 16 textile companies have moved their operations from Honduras to Nicaragua and El Salvador since the end of 2008.

Minimum Wage in Honduras Not Defined

February 2011

Since last December, employers and workers are negotiating a wage increase.

Honduran president Porfirio Lobo, said that in the absence of a consensus between the parties, the government will define the increase.

The Heraldo.hn reported, "The workers are proposing a 22% increase in the minimum wage, meanwhile, it was known that the private sector would agree if the increase was 3.8%."

Honduran companies present legal action against minimum salary

January 2009

The National Association of Industrial Companies announced today that they will present a constitutional suit against the executive decree that established the new minimum salary.

Proces Digital reports: "ANDI has also called for a general strike next week that it is naming "a day without a company."

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