Nicaragua: 10% Hike in Minimum Wage

Due to a lack of consensus between employers and workers, the government established the increase for this year at 10.4%, which will be applied in two parts, beginning with a 5,2% adjustment, starting from March.

Monday, March 12, 2018

As the business sector and workers could not agree on fixing the increase, the Ortega administration made the decision to establish the adjustment. The first increase will be 5.2% and will apply from March, while the second will also be 5.2%, and will be fixed from September of this year and will run until February 28, 2019. reports that "...In the electricity, gas, water, commerce, restaurant, hotels, storage and communications sectors, the new salary will be C $7,280.87 ($235). Construction workers, financial establishments and insurance companies, which have the highest minimum wage, will earn C $8,884.6 ($287)."

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