Private Wages in Costa Rica up 2.01%

With support from the business sector the wage adjustment which will be effective starting january 2015.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The increase in salaries approved by the National Wages Council is less than the amount requested by workers in the private sector; the difference is 0.90%. Requests from the various workers representations ranged from 2.91% to 5.7%.

Edgar Morales, representative of the National Union of Workers, told Nacion.com that "... The percentage is quite far from the suggestion we made. It does nothing to improve the situation of workers in the country."

Alfredo Hasbun, Deputy Minister of Labour, said "... We are using the methodology from 2011, which takes into account two variables. One is inflation and the other is growth of gross domestic product (GDP) On this occasion GDP variable was not applied because unemployment is over 8%. "



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