“Worst ever” minimum wage adjustment

 
1,537Views 6Comments Posted 01/01/2020

 

The   new minimum wage adjustment which  ranges  from,  1% in the struggling  hotel sector to  8% in the  “green gold” banana sector is  the “worst-ever says The National Council of Organized Workers (Conato)

In a press release issued after the government’s December 31 announcement the Conato asserts that the adjustment "is outrageous and a grievance for the life of the working population, since in some sectors" 1%  translates into just two cents hour …This new salary is really insignificant especially for the most humble and impoverished sectors of the country. It is clear that this government pleases businessmen, who imposed their interests without support in any indicator," said the statement.

Conato said  that Panama closes the year with the highest economic growth in the region and has the best projections (5%) for 2020, but  despite this the announced salary adjustment is significantly below the adjustments approved in other Latin American countries with lower growth than Panama.

 



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jcrew

It;s ok the cholos and cholas know who they are. Out in the Countryside they have cholos here in the city we have our rakatacas. I am beyond worrying about being called racist. it's the most over used word of or lifetimes, such that it means very little anymore. Thank a leftist for that!!

5 months ago
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eugenie

It seems wrong, if not immoral, to be patting yourself on the back for finding people who will let you take advantage of them, due to their desperation. It is also wrong to look for ways to take advantage of others, such as many of those available within the current wage laws. This advantageous wage system is a huge part of what creates much of the discord in our world and can only be repaired by our intent to do right by each other. Wages should be fair; able to sustain a family at the levels society sees as acceptable, and provide security. As noted, those who need the least get the most, those who need the most get the least, and the hovering vultures stand ready to take advantage of those the system leaves behind. As a society, we all need to insist on practices that acknowledge all our humanity, and refuse to let the vultures make us into them.

5 months ago
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Candid Curmudgeon

Lanecito, should I inform one of my employees who calls himself "Cholo"?

5 months ago
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Candid Curmudgeon

Lanecito, should I inform one of my employees who calls himself "Cholo"?

5 months ago
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Lanecito

jcrew--You do of course recognize that "cholo" is a racist term of abuse.

5 months ago
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jcrew

Venezuelans will work for less than Minimum wage and are more dependable and better educated. Why hira a local cholo with so much qualified cheap labor from Venezuela already here?

5 months ago
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