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Haiti - FLASH : All details on new minimum wages
09/10/2018 06:26:14

Haiti - FLASH : All details on new minimum wages
The decree fixing the minimum wage from 1 October 2018 has just been published in the official journal Le Moniteur - Special No. 18. In most segments the increases are higher than the last annual inflation rate (14.1%, August 2018), published by the Haitian Institute of Statistics and Informatics (IHSI) https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-25632-haiti-economy-inflation-passes-the-bar-of-14.html with the exception of segments C and E, which increase by only 3.4% and 7.5% respectively.
These increases are applicable as of October 1, 2018.

You will find all sectors concerned for each segment by downloading the decree (address at the end of the article)

Minimum wages, 2018 extracted from the Order :

Article 1 (Segment A) + 25%: 500 Gourdes (400 Gourdes in 2017)
Minimum wage fixed at 500 gourdes per day of 8 working hours in: private electricity production; financial institutions (banks, transfer houses, insurance companies); telecommunications; import-export trade; supermarkets; jewelery stores; Art Galeries ; furniture, furniture and appliance stores; doctor's office, polyclinics, hotel 4 hibiscus [...]

Article 2 (Segment B) + 14.2%: 400 Gourdes (350 Gdes in 2017)
Minimum wage fixed at 400 Gourdes per 8-hour working day in the following sectors: buildings and public works (BTP); rental of trucks and heavy machinery; rental of building materials; construction materials transport companies; hardware stores; other financial institutions (cooperatives, caisses populaires ..., hotel 3 hibiscus manufacturing industries turned to the local market [...]

Article 3 (Segment C) + 3.4%: 300 Gourdes (290 Gdes in 2017)
Minimum wage set at 290 Gourdes per 8-hour working day in: Restaurants; agriculture, forestry, livestock and fisheries; agricultural product processing industry; retail trade, except supermarkets, jewelery stores, cosmetics and clothing stores [...]

Article 4 (Segment E) + 7.5%: 215 Gourdes (200 Gdes in 2017
Minimum wage set at 215 gourdes per day of 8 hours of work as domestic service personnel (housekeepers).

Article 5 (Segment F) + 20%: 420 Gourdes (350 Gdes in 2017)
Minimum wage of 420 gourdes per 8 hour working day in export-oriented assembly industries and other export-oriented manufacturing industries.

Article 6 (Segment G) + 33.3%: 400 Gourdes (300 Gdes in 2017)
Minimum wage of 400 gourdes per day of 8 hours of work in private security agencies and petroleum distribution companies.

Article 7 (Segment H): + 14.2% 400 Gourdes (350 Gdes in 2017)
Minimum wage of 400 gourdes per day of 8 hours of work in private vocational schools and private health institutions employing more than 10 persons and offering hospitalization services

Download the 2018 Minimum Wage Decree : https://www.haitilibre.com/docs/moniteur-18-salaire.pdf

Download the 2017 Minimum Wage Decree : https://www.haitilibre.com/docs/arrete-salaire-minimum-juillet-2017.pdf

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