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