Friday, October 28, 2016

Streets empty due to strike after Venezuela's Maduro orders 40% wage hike

The Venezuelan opposition on Friday is holding a nationwide strike against President Nicolas Maduro, who ordered a 40 percent minimum wage increase amid an economic and political crisis.

The wage increase ordered by Maduro on Thursday also applies to those receiving food subsidies and to pensioners, who will also receive an increase to their Christmas bonus. Maduro also announced a 20 percent pay increase for the military, police, firefighters, doctors, teachers and public workers.

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