All about Minimum Wage

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By Edition On Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
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Increase in minimum wage

WILLEMSTAD - Starting January 1, the minimum hourly wage will be 9 guilders 71 and a half cent. That amount applies to all employees that are 21 years and older. With a 40-hour working week, that amount will be More...

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By Edition On Monday, December 11th, 2017
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Unions suspend actions and give government 48 hours

WILLEMSTAD - During their most recent press conference, the unions declared that they will take two days to come to a solution with the government for the issues of the minimum wage and the dismissal round at the More...

Council of Ministers
By Edition On Friday, December 8th, 2017
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Prime Minister: “We are not negotiating with the unions!”

WILLEMSTAD - During the press conference of the Council of Ministers, the Prime Minister of Curaçao Eugene Rhuggenaath indicated that the government is not negotiating with the trade unions. There will be no counter-proposal. More...

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By Edition On Thursday, December 7th, 2017
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Prime Minister: “I don’t understand why they are still on strike!”

WILLEMSTAD - The Prime Minister of Curaçao Eugene Rhuggenaath said in an interview that he doesn’t understand what the unions still want to achieve. “As a government, we have met the unions on all three points More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
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Unions fail to muster enough support for their demonstration

WILLEMSTAD - The proclaimed strike and manifestation on Wilhelminaplein did not get the support or the number of people the trade unions hoped for. According to several sources, there were about one hundred people More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
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Update: Unions disagree with government’s position; they are ready to announce plan B

WILLEMSTAD - The representatives of the 15 unions that united to manifest against the government have received a letter from the government. In this letter, the government once again invites the unions for a dialogue. Errol More...

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By Edition On Monday, December 4th, 2017
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The government wants a dialogue with the unions

WILLEMSTAD - In an official press release, the Council of Ministers indicated that they will make a decision within three weeks on the increase of the minimum wage in 2018. The government first wants to seek advice More...

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By Edition On Monday, December 4th, 2017
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Why are the unions taking action against this government?

WILLEMSTAD - The members of eleven unions on the island have announced that they will take action against the government of Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath. But what are the reasons why these unions are taking More...

Errol-Cova
By Edition On Monday, December 4th, 2017
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Unions on strike; ready to paralyze the entire island

WILLEMSTAD - The members of eleven trade unions are currently taking action. Last night they come together and decide how they will protest against the dismissals at the telecommunication company UTS and the increase More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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Union talks about minimum wage

WILLEMSTAD - It remains a hot topic: the minimum wage. All trade unions meet this week to discuss a plan to introduce the minimum wage. Not surprisingly, the trade unions want the minimum wage to be increased as More...