Published On: Tue, Jul 4th, 2017

Unions: ‘No postponement increase minimum wage’

Errol-CovaWILLEMSTAD - Several unions met with members on Monday evening on the minimum wage. The former Minister of Labor, Social Development and Welfare Ruthmilda Larmonie Cecilia was also present by invitation of these unions.

Before last year’s parliamentary election, the former Minister announced her decision to raise the minimum wage to the subsistence minimum. Larmonie-Cecilia failed to finish the project and present the bill proposal to parliament. She received criticism from the Curaçao Business Association (VBC) for her decision. The trade unions are now afraid that the current government wants to push the increase on the long run.

According to trade union leader Errol Cova, the unions indicated at the meeting in the BTG building at Marie Pampoen with the former Minister at the table that they want to clarify that there is only one possibility which is to continue with the increase. They will not accept anything else.

Photo: Errol Cova

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