President decrees no raises for her top officials

Private employees received a 2.4 percent boost in the minimum wages in an action by the Consejo Nacional de Salario last month. Representatives of public employees are pushing for a 5 percent raise for the second half of the year. 

Inflation as of the end of June was about 5 percent. 

Olman Segura Bonilla, the minister of Trabajo, and  Edgar Ayales Esna, the minister of Hacienda, participated with Ms. Chinchilla in signing off on the freeze.

Segura said that the president’s action should be considered by leaders of other public institutions, such as universities, when they make decisions on salaries.

Private employees received a 2.4 percent boost in the minimum wages in an action by the Consejo Nacional de Salario last month. Representatives of public employees are pushing for a 5 percent raise for the second half of the year. 

Inflation as of the end of June was about 5 percent. 

Olman Segura Bonilla, the minister of Trabajo, and  Edgar Ayales Esna, the minister of Hacienda, participated with Ms. Chinchilla in signing off on the freeze.

Segura said that the president’s action should be considered by leaders of other public institutions, such as universities, when they make decisions on salaries.

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