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Haiti - Politic : Revised minimum wages, according to the bill voted by the deputies
27/03/2019 10:10:12

Haiti - Politic : Revised minimum wages, according to the bill voted by the deputies
Tuesday the deputies gathered in Plenary Assembly in the lower House voted to 77 votes for, 0 against and 1 abstention, a proposal of law revising the minimum wage according to the socio-economic realities of the population.

This bill tabled by Deputies Joseph Manes Louis, Jean Robert Boss, Roger Millien, Bertrand Sinal and Bélizaire Printemps, includes 7 chapters and 38 articles, takes into account the constitutional provisions while substantially modifying the law of 2009 fixing the minimum wage in industrial and commercial establishments.

"This legislation aims to set a living wage that allows workers to meet their needs, not minimum, but fundamental while creating conditions that will not prevent the industrial institutions, commercial and agricultural concerned to be profitable ; while avoiding abuses of function and trafficking in influence," says the report of the Standing Committee on Social Affairs and Labor of the Lower House, chaired by the Deputy Abel Descollines.

As the procedure requires, the text will be sent to the Senate to be ratified in the same terms.

Revised minimum wage per segment, according to the bill :

Segment A: 800 Gourdes + 60.0% (500 Gdes in 2018, 400 Gdes in 2017)
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 [...]

Segment B, 600 Gourdes + 50.0% (400 Gdes in 2018, 350 Gdes in 2017)
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 [...]

Segment C, 425 Gourdes + 41.6% (300 Gdes in 2018, 290 Gdes in 2017)
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 [...]

Segment E, 335 Gourdes + 55.8% (215 Gdes in 2018, 200 Gdes in 2017)
per day of 8 hours of work as domestic service personnel (housekeepers).

Segment F, 750 Gourdes + 78.5% + (420 Gdes in 2018, 350 Gdes in 2017)
per 8 hour working day in export-oriented assembly industries and other export-oriented manufacturing industries.

Segment G, 750 Gourdes + 87.5% (400 Gdes in 2018, 300 in 2017)
per day of 8 hours of work in private security agencies and petroleum distribution companies.

H segment, 600 Gourdes + 50.0% (400 Gdes in 2018, 350 in 2017)
per day of 8 hours of work in private vocational schools and private health institutions employing more than 10 persons and offering hospitalization services

HL/ S/ HaitiLibre

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