The Minister of Labor, Luis Miguel De Camps, announced on Wednesday a 30% increase in the minimum wage of workers in the tourism sector and a reclassification of the companies in the area.
The official said that, through consensus in the National Wages Committee regarding the application of the weighted increase, which will be carried out in June of this year and February 2024, it was established to move from three to two scales of the minimum wage in the sector, eliminating the one corresponding to small companies and leaving only the large and medium-sized lines.
He explained that by complying with these agreements, workers in large companies will receive an increase of 20% divided into 15% on June 1, which will bring them from RD$14,000 to RD$16,100, and 5% on February 1, 2024, which will bring them to RD$16,800.
Meanwhile, workers in medium-sized companies will receive an increase of 32.97 %, divided into 28.5 % on June 1, going from RD$10,650 to RD$13,685 and 4.47 % on February 1, 2024.
As for small companies, the increase will be 49.06 % and will be divided into 44.05 % in June, going from RD$9,500 to RD$13,685 and 5.01 % in February of next year, to take it to RD$14,161.
The announcement was made during a press conference held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Labor with the participation of representatives of the tourism sector, employers, workers and labor unions.
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