Raise wages…avert social unrest, senior bishop warns
Santiago, Dominican Republic.- The former head of the Catholic University (PUCMM) on Monday called on Dominican Republic’s business leaders to avert social unrest by attending to the demands of a wage increase by the various labor unions.
Monsignor Agripino Nuñez said businesses should be most interested in avoiding a nationwide strike and warned them that protests are never peaceful, “so they should be avoided by arriving at an agreement between the parties.”
He said he expects the meeting slated for next Wednesday between the Labor Ministry, employers and union leaders to reach an agreement leading to industrial peace.
The senior bishop spoke after receiving a plaque in a golf tournament at the Las Aromas links in Otra Banda, west of Santiago.