Local May 7, 2013 | 4:20 pm

Unions warn of walkout as wage talks stall

Santo Domingo.- The head of the trade unions grouped inthe CNUS Tuesday announced they’ll cut off talks with employers unless theymake a counteroffer to their demands of a wage hike.

Rafael –Pepe- Abreu said their only hope for a 30% wageincrease is Congress, for which they’re asking lawmakers to receive them.

He said they met Monday with the congressional committee whichweighs senator Adriano Sanchez’s proposal on legislation to increase workers wages.

Abreu said employers have been “inflexible” thus far andthat their offer doesn’t provide a salary that covers the workers’ basic needs.

The commission Sanchez chairs met in the Senate to rendera report on Wednesday afternoon’s session.

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