Economy March 20, 2019 | 8:10 am

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Labor again demands a 30% hike on minimum wage

Santo Domingo.- National Trade Union Confederation (CNUS) president Rafael (Pepe) Abreu on Tuesday said he expects employers to accept their proposed 30% increase to the minimum wage, when they meet in the National Wages Committee.

If employers don’t delay the negotiation process, he said, a salary increase will materialize.

Abreu also labeled as positive the fact that business owners have stated that they have a proposal ready before the National Salary Committee, whose first meeting is set for March 25.

On Tuesday business leaders said they’ll propose a salary increase in the next Committee meeting, based on the economy’s behavior, and Central Bank data.

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