Cape Verde’s first minimum wage set at 100 euros

1 July 2013

Cape Verde’s Commission for Social Dialogue has approved the archipelago’s first minimum wage and set it at 11,000 Cape Verdean escudos (100 euros) per month, according to the Cape Verdean press.

In a message published on his Facebook page, Prime Minister José Maria Neves said “the historical meeting of the Commission for Social Dialogue has just ended and unanimously agreed on and set, for the first time in Cape Verde, the minimum wage at 11,000 escudos.”

The Cape Verde National Workers Union (UNTC-CS) suggested three salaries, of 10,000 escudos for the domestic sector, 12,000 escudos for commerce and retail and 16,000 escudos for civil servants and remaining sectors. The Confederation of Free Unions (CCSL) suggested figures of between 10,000 and 16,000 escudos.

The government put forward a figure of between 10,000 and 12,000 escudos for all professional categories and employers were in agreement. (macauhub)