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Haiti raises minimum wage for 55 occupations after workers’ strikes


PORT-AU-PRINCE — Less than two weeks after Haitian apparel workers walked off the job on Feb. 9 in a series of protests to call for a minimum wage hike, Haiti’s government announced measures to raise the daily salary. 

The Haitian prime minister’s office released a Feb. 20 plan to raise the minimum wage in 

various sectors. In the apparel sector, the government plans to raise wages to nearly $7.50 per day, or 770 gourdes, up from about $5. The minimum wage increase for a standard eight-hour workday was forwarded to The Monitor, the official government journal, on Monday for official publication, the Prime Minister’s office also announced on Twitter. 

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