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Cuba to implement additional payments to health and education worke

Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba’s Prime Minister Manuel Marrero announced today that as of 2024 the country will implement measures aimed at making additional payments to improve the income of workers in the health and education sectors.

In the Second Ordinary Session of the National Assembly of People’s Power (Parliament), in its 10th Legislature, he assured that, although it is not possible to raise the salaries of all employees in these sectors, the actions are related to raising their income, moral encouragement, and improvement of working and living conditions.

In the case of health, night shifts, additional payment for exposure and complexity, years of service, and for maximum effort will be established.

On the other hand, education employees will receive additional payments for seniority and teaching overload.

The head of the island’s government emphasized the commitment to continue working to raise the indicators of the national economy, and with them the quality of life of the population.

Marrero said that in 2023, there was a decrease in employment of 4% of those employed in the economy, and to reverse this trend, the Caribbean nation will promote the generation of new jobs and strengthen and systematize job fairs.

In this sense, he highlighted that in the last fair of this modality, 7,027 people found job offers or training courses.

He also announced that the country will expand the salary organization of companies, without the obligation to apply single salary scale, and will encourage the incorporation and permanence of workers in priority sectors of the budgeted labor activity.