Minimum salary increases to be considered next month

Workers are due for another increase in the minimum salaries July 1, and the employers representative said it would be presenting its proposal June 17.

The minimum salaries are established by the Consejo de Salarios after getting input from those organizations involved. This happens twice a year.

The minimum salary is increased every Jan. 1 and every July 1, usually to keep pace with inflation.

Many Costa Ricans work for the minimum wage, which varies by occupation.

The Unión Costarricense de Cámaras y Asociaciones del Sector Empresarial Privado usually speaks for employers.

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