Benin to increase minimum wage by end of November
Benin President Patrice Talon announced an increase of the minimum wage in November, the spokesperson of the government, Landre Hougbedji told 24 Au Benin Info reports.
Trade unions have called on President Talon to stamp his April decision to bring the monthly minimum wage from 40,000 fr cfa (61 euros) to 52,000 fr cfa (79 euros).
Hougbedji, after the first cabinet meeting on Wednesday following a government recess, indicated that President Talon had discussed the move with the state committee working on the pledge.
Hougbedji, who also doubles as the deputy Secretary of the government, said the President will make announcements by the end of November and urged stakeholders to be patient.