Government Decree to increase minimum wage to 375 gourdes $6.05 a Day

The Decree to increase the minimum wage finally issued by President Jocelerme Privert. Effective May 1, 2016, An employee who works an eight-hour working day for the highest sector will receive a minimum salary of 375 gourdes ($6.05). Previously, it was 240 gourdes ($3.87). The salaries for workers in different sectors such as the industrial, private and service sectors will receive varying increases.

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This Decreed was issued following pressure from various workers demanding an increase in the minimum wage to deal with high inflation. Few weeks ago, hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of Port-au-Prince, demanding an increase of 500 gourdes in the minimum wage. In addition, an ongoing strike by various State hospitals has left the population without any access to health care.

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