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Haiti raises minimum wage for apparel workers – Business Wires – MiamiHerald.com


000aaa960-NOmgx.Em.55Haiti raised slightly its minimum wage for the estimated 29,000 workers who sew together T-shirts and other clothing in the country’s apparel factories.

President Michel Martelly, his prime minister and a Cabinet member who oversees labor conditions signed the 12.5 percent increase into law. It took effect Thursday, and The Associated Press obtained a copy of the decree from the office of the national gazette on Monday, the first day it was available.

The law says the workers will now earn about $5.11 per eight-hour workday. It falls far short of the equivalent of $11.36 per workday that protesting garment workers have demanded.

Last year’s inflation rate in Haiti was 3.2 percent. via – MiamiHerald.com

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