Starting today, the wages of workers in the sugar sector will increase by almost 100%
The Labor Minister, Luis Miguel De Camps, announced that workers in the sugar sector would have a 102% salary increase. In comparison, those in the manufacturing and administrative areas will have a 97% salary increase.
Through a tripartite agreement, the salary of field sugar workers was improved, who will now earn an eight-hour day from RD$198 to RD$400, while administrative and factory workers will go from making a salary of RD$7,663 to RD$15,000.
The Minister of Labor added that this increase is unprecedented in the Dominican Republic, almost doubling the salary of these workers in the sugar industry.
DeCamps added that in this government administration, five salary increases have already been made for various sectors thanks to the consensus and the maturity of the tripartite dialogue.
In the meeting led by President Luis Abinader, the president stressed that these actions are achieved “without populist speeches.”
while administrative and factory workers will go from making a salary of RD$7,663 to RD$15,000.
Is this bi-weekly or monthly?
When they talk in these terms the salary rate is always monthly unless noted otherwise.
This is a step in the correct direction. Rapid inflation will bring prices to a level that this salary increase will have difficulty to support workers needs. Yet, these workers know how to survive on little they have.