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Minimum wage may increase to 87 peso in new year

Cancun, Q.R. – Minimum wage for the state of Quintana Roo may see an additional increase in the upcoming new year.

Reports from the Secretariat of Labor and Social Welfare in Quintana Roo say that a proposal for an increase to 87 peso per day is being discussed. The current minimum wage is set at 70.10 peso per day.

“Congress is already working on a proposal so that it can be sent to the National Minimum Wage Commission, which in turn will analyze it in late December,” explained Enoel Pérez Cortez, delegate of the federal agency.

“This is immediate and the next step is to seek a minimum wage that will comply with the provisions of the Constitution in the sense that it is sufficient to cover the needs of workers,” he said.

It is possible that the new increase could be approved as soon as December, however, the Advisory Committee would extend the increase to be set for 2016.

According to the Ministry of Labor there are approximately 738,000 workers in the state, 10 percent of which are believed to work for the daily minimum wage.

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