Government Will Install Minimum Wage Commission on 6 June 2011

Sunday, May 15 2011 @ 02:14 PM EDT

Contributed by: Don Winner

Panama's Labor Minister Alma Cortez said the National Commission on the Minimum Wage will be installed on Monday, 6 June 2011. She recalled that the adoption of Law 30 of 2010 gives a space at the table to CONUSI. Cortes said she hopes in the future space will also be given to the representatives of independent unions and the Panama Canal Authority. Meanwhile, the union leader Samuel Rivera reported there are many companies who are not paying the minimum wage such as security guard companies, and he urged the Ministry of Labor to do inspections. Rivera said higher costs for food and basic necessities substantiate an increase to the minimum wage. (La Estrella)

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