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Haiti - FLASH : New Minimum Wages proposed by the Superior Council of Wages
The unions in this sector who met Prime Minister Ariel Henry on Friday at his official residence, reacted strongly to this proposal far from their claims of 1,500 Gourdes claimed, accusing the employers of "provocation" and giving a 48-hour ultimatum to the Government to revise upwards the CSS proposal, threatening the resumption of demonstrations from Monday, February 21 if they do not obtain satisfaction.
Note that as long as the Government has not published the decree fixing the new minimum wages, these figures can still be modified.
Proposal of the minimum wage CSS salary grid for each segment :
Segment A +30% : 650 Gourdes (500 Gdes in 2019) :
Proposed minimum wage 650 gourdes per 8-hour day of work in : private electricity production; financial institutions (banks, transfer houses, insurance companies); telecommunications; import-export trade; supermarkets; jewelry stores; art galleries; furniture, furniture and appliance stores; the doctor's office, the polyclinics, the 4 hibiscus hotels.
Segment B +25% : 550 Gourdes (440 Gdes in 2019) :
Proposed minimum wage : 550 gourdes per 8-hour day of work in the sectors: buildings and public works (BTP); truck and heavy machinery rental companies; construction material rental companies; construction material transport companies; hardware stores; other financial institutions (cooperatives, credit unions... 3 hibiscus hotel, manufacturing industries geared towards the local market [...]
Segment C +29.8% : 500 Gourdes (385 Gdes in 2019) :
Proposed minimum wage: 500 gourdes per 8-hour day in: Restaurants; agriculture, forestry, livestock and fishing; agricultural products processing industry; retail trade, except supermarkets, jewellers, cosmetics and clothing stores [...]
Segment E +23% : 325 Gourdes (250 Gdes in 2019) :
Proposed minimum wage: 325 gourdes for 8 hours of work as: home service staff (domestic people).
Segment F +25% : 625 Gourdes (500 Gourdes in 2019) :
Proposed minimum wage: 625 gourdes per 8-hour day of work in export-oriented assembly industries and other export-oriented manufacturing industries.
Segment G +25% : 550 Gourdes (440 Gdes in 2019) :
Proposed minimum wage : 550 gourdes per 8-hour day of work in private security agencies and petroleum product distribution companies.
Segment H +25% : 550 Gourdes (440 Gdes in 2019):
Proposed minimum wage : 550 gourdes per 8-hour day of work in private vocational schools and private health institutions employing more than 10 people and offering hospitalization services.
Also read : Minimum wage increases in 2019