Haiti wages and minimum Salary
Effective January 1, 2014Haiti's minimum wage will jump up 12 percent, from 4.65 to 5.23 dollars per day. This decision however raised some red flags. The biggest problem with the raise is that it will not affect more than 30,000 people who work as assembly factory workers. This decision was met with public protest in Haiti as hundreds of workers in assembly industries demonstrated in several streets of Port-au-Prince to demand 500 gourdes as minimum wage.
They reject the recommended minimum wage of 225 gourdes minimum daily wage for the sector. They said that the minimum wage is insufficient for them to live on. One week prior to this protest, the Collective of Textile Factory Unions federation (KOSIT) was able to mobilize the people for 500-gourde wage.