President Alejandro Giammattei Reiterates Commitment to Workers

The president emphasized achievements and projected significant salary increases by the end of his term.

by Victor Cojulún

Guatemala City, by Lincy Rodríguez -AGN- President Alejandro Giammattei reaffirmed his commitment to not reducing salaries, highlighting his focus on adjustments that reflect the particularities of each economic region.

During the 2020-2024 period, President Giammattei announced plans to increase salaries by more than 17.75% generally and by 12.35% in each economic sector, despite the challenges posed by the pandemic at the beginning of his term.

Giammattei called on employers to comply with the provisions set for the year 2024 and urged them to keep labor contract records up to date, emphasizing that the location of the workplaces determines the minimum wage amount.

Rigorous Inspections

The General Labor Inspection will conduct official inspections and respond to workers’ complaints to ensure compliance with this fundamental right. Employers who do not comply with the set wages will receive sanctions according to Article 272-A of the Labor Code.

The presidential message underscores the importance of employers respecting wage regulations. It also highlights the government’s commitment to ensuring fair working conditions, even during challenging times like the pandemic.

The commitment to adjust minimum wages according to the characteristics of each district reflects the vision of a more regionalized approach adapted to local economic realities.

Although the government began its term amid the pandemic, President Giammattei emphasized the progress made and projected a significant salary increase by the end of his term.

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