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Haiti - FLASH : Textile workers and Moïse Jean Charles take the street
27/06/2017 10:39:05

Haiti - FLASH : Textile workers and Moïse Jean Charles take the street
Monday, left from the SONAPI a march of about 2,000 workers protesting in the textile subcontractor sector, demanded once again an increase in the minimum daily wage from 300 to 800 gourdes and better social accompaniments, in the presence of numerous police officers who prevented them from access the factories.

The demonstration, which took place without any major incident, ended at the premises of the Ministry of Social Affairs, where hundreds of demonstrators shouted their anger at President Moïse, whom they accuse of failing to honor his campaign promises. Anger strongly motivated by the rising of fuel prices last May http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-20940-haiti-flash-new-fuel-prices-in-haiti-official.html and the continued rise in inflation http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-21328-haiti-economy-the-country-sinks-into-the-spiral-of-inflation.html

Several workers accused some bosses of blackmail, by threatening to leave Haiti http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-21344-haiti-flash-several-textile-companies-do-not-exclude-leaving-haiti-if.html if the demonstrations do not cease and the negotiations do not lead to a reasonable revaluation of the minimum wage.

Taking part to a part of the march, the former candidate defeated Jean-Charles Moïse alongside the demonstrators, said he was supportive of the workers who demanded at least 800 gourdes of minimum wage and asked them to remain mobilized until their demands were met.

Recall that it is to the Superior Council of Wages (CSS) http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-21167-haiti-flash-installation-of-members-of-the-commission-of-the-superior-council-of-wages.html to make proposals for adjusting the salary to the Executive to whom the final decision rests. Proposals that could be submitted to the Executive in early July.

Dominique Saint-Éloi, who support the workers' demands and is a member of the CSS, point the finger to the businessmen André Apaid, Abraham Félix, Alain Vila and the entrepreneur Charles Henri Baker whom he made responsible for this crisis by refusing in the past a wage adjustment in favor of the workers.

See also :
http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-21344-haiti-flash-several-textile-companies-do-not-exclude-leaving-haiti-if.html
http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-21328-haiti-economy-the-country-sinks-into-the-spiral-of-inflation.html
http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-21167-haiti-flash-installation-of-members-of-the-commission-of-the-superior-council-of-wages.html
http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-20940-haiti-flash-new-fuel-prices-in-haiti-official.html

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