Economy May 13, 2015 | 4:32 pm

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Talks for wage-raise pact fail a sixth time

Santo Domingo.- For the sixth time management and labor again failed to reach an agreement to raise wages in the meeting of around three hours Wednesday at the Labor Ministry’s Salary Committee.

Employers’ representative huddled for more than an hour and then the Committee to postpone the talks so they can meet with their associations, on which Wage Committee director Felix Hidalgo scheduled a new meeting next Wednesday.

For their part union leader Rafael ‘Pepe’ Abreu said management’s proposed increase of around 9% was under the condition discuss the reclassification of companies, but said they won’t agree to that and would be willing to lower their demand increase from 35% to 25%.

The also union leader Gabriel del Rio said employers aren’t working for peace in the labor sector and warned that if they fail to put forth a sensible proposal at the next meeting, the workers would decide on further action.

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