The Memorandum of Understanding was signed at the end of a meeting held between the NMA, Federal Ministry of Health, Office of the Head of Service of the Federation, the National Salaries
, Income and Wages Commission and the Budget Office of the Federation.
Mr Hedges said there were other areas where change was desperately needed - one of which was the need to set national salaries
for chief officers in the same way as they are set for council cabinet members and council leaders.
Teaching is a profession built on high standards and long years of training, has always been governed by statutory bodies determining national salaries
for generations and deserves to continue in this way.
To find the best way to address widespread staff dissatisfaction and determine the compensation levels that would best attract and retain talented professionals, firm administrator Sherri Bornhoft conducted thorough research on national salaries
for accountants using a variety of accounting specific and general salary sources, including salary information from Robert Half and Monster.
The National Salaries
Commission acted as the mediator in these negotiations and the final outcome establishes daily wages of RD$268 for non-specialized workers, RD$294 for skilled workers and RD$345 for assistants.
Conducted each year by Romac International -- one of the world's largest specialty staffing services companies -- the survey provides a comprehensive look at national salaries
and hiring trends.
The 19-member National Pay Commission will replace the National Salaries
and Cadre Commission.
Commenting on recent salary trends, Michelle Simpson, managing consultant of the HR division at Nigel Wright, says: "The gap between regional and national salaries
is relatively low, which shows that HR professionals in the North-East are regarded as an important asset by their employers.
Free zone workers will see wage increases, as the National Salaries
Committee approved a 15% increase for employees of free zone manufacturing companies, effective Oct.