San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Private-sector workers seek 4 percent salary increase

Salary negotiations for private-sector workers are set to begin Tuesday between Labor Ministry officials and union representatives.

Negotiations will determine a salary raise for the first half of 2013. Workers are seeking a 4 percent increase on monthly salaries.

They also are asking for an additional 1 percent increase for employees earning minimum wage.

The National Salary Council will review the proposal, as well as an additional proposal from employers, expected on Oct. 22.

Contact L. Arias at

Comments are closed.