Minimum wages increased in El Salvador

The National Wages Council agreed on Thursday to increase the minimum wage by between 4 and 8% starting January.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Employees in the business and services sectors will get an 8% increase; that is they will go from a payscale of $192.30 to $207.68 ...

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El Salvador: Minimum Wage Increase of 8% in Effect

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El Salvador: Salary increase being discussed

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Companies, workers and the government are discussing a new salary increase for the private sector; the initial proposal is for a 10% increase starting January 2009.

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November 2008

The Honduran Private Sector Council is not ready to accept the proposal for an immediate minimum wage increase for workers of $291 (5500 Lempiras).

The tripartite commission including worker's union leaders, businessmen and the Secretary of Labor will begin, in the next few days, the process of negotiating the new adjustment for minimum wage that will come into effect starting January 1, 2009.

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