labor unions

ENEE Union Will Participate in Bidding Process

According to President Porfirio Lobo, The Syndicate of Workers of the National Electricity Company (STENEE), will participate in the process to award service metering, billing and collection for electrical service. The union will be present throughout the bidding and award process to ensure the transparency of the contract, and because its members are the ones […]

Documentary: CAFTA No Good for Female Workers

Ever since it was passed five years ago, the Central America Free Trade Agreement-Dominican Republic (CAFTA-DR) has led to an increase in unemployment, violations of worker rights and discrimination against women in Honduras, according to an about-to-be-released documentary. In late July, members of the advocacy group STITCH hosted an all-women’s labor solidarity delegation to Honduras […]

Minimum Wage Increase Set

Last night, the Honduran government set the salary adjustment for 2010 to a seven percent increase. The former executive director of the Honduran Council of Private Enterprise (Cohep), Benjamin Bogran, said the new minimum wage increase by the Government was the “right decision.” According to the employer, with the new salary adjustment, the government is […]

Part-time Employment Approved

Congress approved for 36 months, a law allowing companies to hire part-time staff, despite opposition from labor unions. The opinion has advanced substantially, with some modifications, said Congressman German Leitzelar, coordinator of the commission to “socialize” with the unions, sponsored by the National Congress president, Juan Hernández. The initiative was admitted to the full Legislature […]