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Minimum wage of $8 a day proposed by textile and garment industries in Guatemala. Approval to be awaited from nation’s president

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Representatives of Guatemala’s textile and garment industries approved a 5 percent minimum wage increase for next year.

The proposal has to be ratified by the national wages commission. It raises the minimum wage from a current $7.58 per day to $7.96.

Industry leaders said they will study the commission’s proposal but President Alvaro Colom will have the last word on the issue.

Original source (in Spanish): Prensa Libre