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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

Maduro announced a special health plan called Barrio Adentro Obrero, aimed at providing healthcare to workers (TV screen capture)
EL UNIVERSAL
Tuesday April 09, 2013  03:58 PM
During a rally held on Tuesday with workers, Venezuela's acting President Nicolás Maduro announced a rise in the minimum salary of 38-45% that would be implemented in three stages.

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. 
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