Maduro announces minimum wage increase by 38-45%
The first rise (20%) would be enforced in May, bringing salary up from USD 325.55 to USD 390.66. The second increase (10%) would be adopted in September, taking the minimum wage to USD 429.73. A final adjustment would be enforced in November by 5-10%, based on inflation
The first 20% would be implemented in May, from USD 325.55 to USD 390.66. The next increase (10%) would be adopted in September, bringing salaries up to USD 429.73. A final adjustment would be enforced in November by 5-10%, based on inflation.
The president in charge also announced the creation of "workers' groceries," aimed at bringing state-run food network Mercal to state-run companies so that workers can directly buy foodstuffs at their workplace.
Likewise, Maduro announced a special plan as part of the housing program Great Mission Housing Venezuela. It will be called Great Mission Workers' Housing.
Further, Maduro announced a special health plan called Barrio Adentro Obrero, aimed at providing healthcare to workers.
As late as Tuesday, February 25, there was some visible response from Gabriela Ramírez's office. Representatives of the Office of the Ombudswoman would visit independent human rights watch groups to find what happened in connection with repression of protests. That day, they visited NGO Provea. The next day, they met with the attorneys of NGO Venezuelan Criminal Forum. They pursued specific data because -they argued- no claims of human rights violations of demonstrators had been filed with the Office of the Ombudswoman.