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Here is the chart in English. Boquete is Region 1 http://www.businesspanama.com/about_panama/investment/labor_salaries.php
An increase in the minimum wage for the private sector has been set and approved by Cabinet. From the 1st of January, large businesses will increase wages by 6.5%, while small businesses will bump them up by 4.5%. It's calculated that the increases will affect 292,000 workers.
Problems continue in Colon with protests and a general strike demanding improvements. Last night the historic Wilson building was burnt down. Minister of Security Bathancourt says it's under control.
The Government must now establish new minimum wage rate Oscar Sulbarán Fri, 12/15/2017 - 20:50 After four months of having formed the National Minimum Wage Commission (CNSM) the Minister of Labor, Luis Ernesto Carles, reported that there was no agreement and it will be up to the Executive to establish the new minimum wage. Through his Twitter account @LE_CarlesR the Head of the Labor Ministry thanked the contribution of employers and employees who since August 16 were part of the CNSM. The National Council of the Private Enterprise (Conep) attributed the lack of consensus to the methodology used at the negotiating table. Conep described the formula proposed by the Ministry of Labor and Labor Development as improvised, being different from the one used in 2015 when the last minimum wage adjustment was made. In a statement, the entity that groups various private sectors asked: “the National Government to fulfill the role it has to play now and review the minimum wage, objectively and scientifically, without pre-electoral influences and thinking first of the competitiveness and sustainability of the jobs of thousands of Panamanians”.