Increase of 6.7% of minimum wage in textile sector in Haiti
Increase of 6.7% of minimum wage in textile industry in Haiti to take effect immediately
On Friday, May 1, 2015, at the ceremonies of Labor Day and agriculture, the President Martelly has announced an increase in the minimum wage rate by 6.7% over the current prevailing rate between 225 to 240 gourdes for an 8 hour daily work in the textile sector, with immediate effect. In the last year, On May 1, President Martelly announced 225 gourdes as the minimum wage rate for textile workers in compliance with a Presidential decree dated April 16, 2014. However, the textile workers found that this increase of minimum rate announced by 6.7% is far from their minimum requirement. They continued to demand a minimum earning of 500 gourdes excluding overtime remuneration.