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Costa Rica in drive to boost workers with minimum wage of $12 a day

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Thirty percent of workers in Costa Rica’s private sector receive less than the legal minimum wage, a situation President Laura Chinchilla described as a “distressing calamity” in announcing a drive to guarantee decent wages.

The National Minimum Wage Campaign plans to double inspections of companies while creating a Web site and a telephone number to provide information and advice to workers.

The lowest legal wage in Costa Rica is $12 a day, the amount unskilled workers are paid.

Original source: Efe