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Santo Domingo.- The Labor Ministry’s National Wage Committee (CNS) will meet in the next few days with management  and workers unions representatives, to reach an agreement to raise the minimum wage in the private sector.

The meeting, which could take place early next week, after Labor Minister Maritza Hernandez returns from abroad this weekend.

The agreement for a salary hike for workers has been stalled on sharp differences between labor and management, with the former demanding a 17% minimum wage hike while the latter has stood firm at 14%.

The Labor Ministry said the wage increase will be retroactive from June 1.

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8 comment(s)
Written by: anthonyC, 20 Jun 2013 12:53 PM
From: United States

Better yet.

The labor ministry should just go away and let the only people who are actually involved decide what is a fair salary.

I know it is a radical idea but Freedom is a good thing.

Written by: JHCL2016, 20 Jun 2013 12:59 PM
From: Dominican Republic, PA' LANTE: Danilo 2016 * Leonel con Visión 2020!

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Written by: danny00, 20 Jun 2013 1:36 PM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
Mr.C....... Good idea...... But these young people working in the Cheap-tee-Shirt factory's don't have much of an Education, it's the fault of the operators of this business No. But it's the Fault of the same guys that now want to tell u how much u should pay them.. Of given a decent education at least they would have the Freedom and the Smarts to make their own choices.
Written by: anthonyC, 20 Jun 2013 3:42 PM
From: United States


What do you expect from a fascist state like the D.R.?

Written by: zooma, 21 Jun 2013 8:03 AM
From: United States, and Dominican Republic

The people need freedom from oppressively low wages and employers who do not pay. The country should start with enforcing the laws already on the books.

There are employers in this country who treat their animals better than they treat employees.

¿How many of us have heard stories or encountered a laborer who has worked days or weeks or months for an employer on the promise of getting paid and when the task ends they do not receive anything? The employee, if lucky, goes to the fiscal or labor dept to complain and the complaint gets filed; nothing happens. The employers can bank on the impassive response of the authorities. If they get an order to pay, they do not pay. Because, the authorities do not follow up on their orders, the employee has moved on, and cannot be found

Written by: jambdebois, 21 Jun 2013 9:03 AM
From: United States
I don't care what anybody has to say.....that babe in the red top is fine!!!
Written by: zooma, 21 Jun 2013 9:05 AM
From: United States, and Dominican Republic

tonyC "The labor ministry should just go away and let the only people who are actually involved decide what is a fair salary."

Freedom !!! How childlike !!! If that were the case of the parties (people) involved, employer and employee; the employer would not pay anything but opt to suck the blood and sweat from the employee to reap benefits from his labors.. The employer has power & money, the employee has hope. ¿ Which of the previous two has the better bargaining tool ?

It is the beause of the poor attitude and behavior of employers and like behavior of sindicates to leave employees in a fog of underpayment with little benefit that labor ministries were idealistically created. It also can be suggested labor ministries can be part of the mix that underserve the employee. However, a supposedly neutral third party is needed to negotiate and arbitrate wages and benefits to protect the best interests of the all those involved in the process; the reason why LM exist.
Written by: dreadlocks This user is banned, 24 Jun 2013 10:51 AM
From: United States
zooma, you have to understand that the fondest dream that anthonyc has is the one in which he is a slavemaster, cracking a whip over the backs of slaves.
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