Local May 11, 2016 | 11:44 am

Hapless labor unions have a voice in Electric Pact talks

Santo Domingo.- Despite their inability to secure even a10% increase on workers’ minimum wage, the labor unions were called to takepart in the gatherings in the effort to forge a consensus to sign the Electric Pact.

This meeting with the union leaders was held Tuesdayafternoon, headed by Presidency chief of staff Gustavo Montalvo and Economicand Social Council president, catholic bishop Agripino Nuñez Collado.

Officials and experts from the various sectors discussedthe elements on which a consensus has already been reached and the points stillin disagreement.

Montalvo said he was satisfied with the unionists’ willingnessto dialogue and their “strong interest to successfully conclude the process.”

"Clearly we all seek the same goal, to achieve anefficient and sustainable energy sector that enables people to have safe andaffordable electricity," Montalvo said during the meeting, the third inrecent weeks. A previous gathering was held with the business sector and thenwith the social actors.

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