The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Costa Rica Government decrees a rise of 3.24 percent on minimum wages for the public sector in Costa Rica

Today the Government of Costa Rica decreed a rise wage of 3.24% for the public sector, valid for the second half of 2013, figure lower than the 6.20% proposed by unions.

The Costa Rican minister Working, Olman Segura, told reporters that it was impossible for the Government to please the proposal of workers union and that defined the 3.24% raise with which includes the accumulated inflation during the first six months of 2013.

After several weeks of conversations the Executive Power did not agree with union representatives within the Commission Negociadora of Earnings Public Sector.

In Costa Rica the law establishes minimum wage hikes each semester taking into account inflation, and for this year the Central Bank anticipated that closure to be in a range between 4% and 6%. EFE

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