Saturday, November 26

The Executive is prepared to set the minimum wage if there is no agreement between workers and employers


The Minister of Labor and Labor Development, Doris ZapataHe assured that the Executive is prepared to determine the minimum wage that will come into force in the country as of January 1, 2022, if the business and union unions that participate in the National Minimum Wage Commission do not reach an agreement.

According to Minister Zapata, the last meeting of the National Minimum Wage Commission It is scheduled for next December 15 and it is expected that in that session both the employer and the workers will present their proposals to increase the minimum wage, taking into account the economic and social conditions that the country is going through as a result of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic ( CVID-19) in the country’s economy.

Zapata indicated that the National Minimum Wage Commission It has enough inputs for employers and workers to run their runs and prepare their proposals since various public entities have provided vital information to assess the economic situation of the country such as the performance of the Gross domestic product (PIB), el Consumer’s price index (CPI), the unemployment rate, the cost of the Basic Food Basket and the levels of labor productivity.

However, the owner of the Ministry of Labor and Labor Development (Mitradel) warned that if employers and workers do not reach an agreement on the amount to be set the minimum wage that will come into force on January 1, 2022, the Executive Body you are prepared to make that decision.

He pointed out that the best thing for the country is that the minimum wage is the product of an agreement between the productive sectors, but he admitted that the positions of both parties are very distant, because while workers consider a significant increase vital to the increase in prices of the food and the cost of living in general, businessmen warn that an increase that does not address the reality of businesses will only bring business closures and more unemployment.

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