Honduras: Businessmen Opposed to Retroactive Wage

The Honduran Council of Private Enterprise (Cohep), reiterated that they are unable to pay a retroactive wage adjustment.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Santiago Ruiz, president of Cohep, told La Tribuna, "What is there to negotiate is an adjustment for 2011; we suggest a meeting and try to advance in what the minimum salary should be in order to have something predictable for the next three years."

Faced with the announcement of the textile industry, stating they would pay the retroactive salary increase, the executive said "... that industry has the benefit that wages were not increased, so they formally have a position."

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