Wage Rises Announced for Nicaraguan Workers

NSCAG News | on: Wednesday, 29 January 2014

In a sign of its continued commitment to workers’ rights, the Sandinista Government has announced wage rises for teachers, health professionals and workers in the state and municipal sectors. Workers in the state and municipal sectors will receive a salary increase of 5%, while some 30,000 health workers, including read more

Social Security Reforms Agreed in Nicaragua: Retirement Age To Stay at 60

NSCAG News | on: Friday, 24 January 2014

Reforms to Nicaragua's Social Security system have been agreed by the National Assembly. According to Gustavo Porres, General Secretary of the National Workers' Federation (FNT), the measures will provide a stable and sustainable scheme which will provide guarantees for the next generation of Nicaraguans, at least until 2033. Earlier last year, read more

Nicaraguan Workers Reject Three Year Salary Freeze

NSCAG News | on: Thursday, 9 January 2014

Nicaragua’s National Workers’ Federation, the FNT, has rejected a proposal by the Superior Council of Private Business, COSEP, to discuss the minimum wage every three years. The FNT argues that workers are not financially able to accept what amounts to a three year wage freeze. In accordance with the tripartite agreement read more

Beyond austerity: the example of Nicaraguan trade unions

NSCAG News | on: Thursday, 9 January 2014

Ruby Cox, UNISON activist and former chair of NSC, explains what UK trade unionists can learn from their Nicaraguan counterparts about survival against enormous odds. It’s easy to get confused with so many solidarity groups and so many competing demands for trade union resources. Latin America in particular is a focus read more

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