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Santo Domingo.- The president of the national unions grouped in the CNUS on Saturday warned employers that if they fail to raise wages this year, as agreed to on July 2013, they’ll be taken to court.

Rafael (Pepe) Abreu said thus far the private sector has yet to respond to the proposal submitted to the National Wages Committee, in which the unions demand a 30% raise.

Abreu, interviewed on Teleradio America Channel 45, said the requested increase now aims to bring the minimum wage to RD$14,000, and RD$7,300 to medium-sized businesses.

"Regardless, the revision of salaries every two years is by Law, which means that in the same way the Committee must convene )the parts) and they must attend, because it's automatic which means that employers are also obliged to attend it on July 2015, to discuss a wage increase," added Abreu.

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Written by: TuPapaupa2014 This user is banned, 11 Aug 2014 10:59 AM
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Written by: chillinout, 11 Aug 2014 11:22 AM
From: Dominican Republic
I don't own a business here but I have owned three in the States. I would like see why a power company here can only pay a lineman working with 600 volts around the clock makes RD$12,000 - 15000 a month while my electricity rate is 4 times higher than my Florida rate.

A bank teller says she made RD$9000 a month with university schooling while the bank she worked for made a RD$225 billion profit in 2013.

A civil engineer with a four year degree who supervises 10 people makes RD$29,000 a month.

Then I think about the Fl minimum wage at RD$57,000 a month (US$1,329) and in a non major metro area the living standard is much higher there on a burger flipper income. Put 2 or better yet 3 minimum wage workers in one household and they will really do well as a group.

The median household income in America is about $52k yr and 3 people making min wage is only $5k less. The middle class there lives better than 90% of the people here.
Written by: laman00, 11 Aug 2014 11:43 AM
From: United States, San Fernando valley, CA
Why is this clown not even talking about that mediocre labor laws? Instead just insisting on his agenda does he even know about economics, ask him how does a employer feels when they get screwed by an employee does he have any idea? Better yet has he ever own a business in DR??
Written by: chillinout, 11 Aug 2014 12:31 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Household consumption here makes up 80% of the GDP yet generally few people have money to really consume.

Government needs to rethink all of the consumption taxes - ITBIS 18% on top of import Duty to 35% and luxury tax up to 80% and corruption payoff fees. Make it less expensive for business to start, build, expand, and sell products.

Business needs to take those savings and put towards wages. That expands the customer base, Improves standard of living, more products are consumed increasing demand .Higher wages and sales revenues leads to more personal and corporate income tax collection and more sales taxes collected.Not a punitive 18% sales tax..

Battery charger I shipped in from Walmart cost $24.00 retail (+10 shipping) and an international mega store discount membership club here charges $98.00 for the exact same unit something is wrong.Web description on the two web sites were exact. The local store didn't have in stock though. LED flood light $7.00 vs $46.00 local.
Written by: laman00, 11 Aug 2014 12:43 PM
From: United States, San Fernando valley, CA
So what does this mean my friend? Is it any different then communism to seal your borders and force your own people to buy with your own terms, am i wrong???????
Written by: anthonyC, 11 Aug 2014 5:36 PM
From: United States


It is fairly simple as to why electricity costs more.......It is called the Government.
Written by: Ricardolito, 11 Aug 2014 8:48 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
Chilinout, firstly my electricity bill in zona colonial is very cheap about 1500 pesos a month..I think that is good .
However more importantly you question the inequality of incomes in the DR,and of course you could just as easily mentioned every developing country in the world and certainly every latin country. The answer is to look at countries where there is social justice in all aspects of government ,Scandanavia,New Zealand and even Australia and France ,and then you can see that in the developing countries tax is regressive, not progressive, the rich do not care for the poor and the tax avoidance is rife . The government here is forced to impose taxes where they can NOT be avoided and so we have the itbis and the taxes on cars and luxury goods and now on small imports. If only the rich would pay their fair share , then the list of exempt items could be expanded.
But I am a christiian socialist , you can not be a Christian with out having a social conscience so many may disagr
Written by: Perception This user is banned, 11 Aug 2014 11:37 PM
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Santo Domingo.- The president of the national unions grouped in the "S U N' C" on Saturday warned employers that if they fail to raise wages this year, as agreed to on "July 2013", they’ll be taken to court.!!!

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