Economy March 31, 2017 | 3:53 pm

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Labor, Gov. set US$329.0 top minimum wage; management pouts

Garment workers won't get much of a raise...

Santo Domingo.- Business leaders on Friday scurried out of the meeting with frowns, after labor and government representatives decided to raise the non-sectorized minimum wage by 20%.

The Labor Ministry’s National Wage Committee announced the decision after the meeting where the three parts sought to agree on a salary increase for workers in the non-sectorized private sector.

As a result of the agreement, the highest minimum monthly wage will now be RD$15,447.60 (US$329.0); the medium RD$10,620 and RD$9,411.60 the lowest.

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