The Consejo de Salarios Monday decreed a 2.55 percent raise for most categories of minimum wage, but also said that certain lower paid workers should get 3.55 percent.
This was the salary fixing for the last six months of the year. Many Costa Ricans work at the minimum wage for their job category.
Some union members were not happy with the decision and staged a protest outside the Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social.
The ministry will publish a list online that specifies the new salary for each job category. There are many.