Friday, May 11, 2012

First things first

Cuba’s economic reforms are a two-step process, if not more, as labor federation chief Salvador Valdes Mesa explained in an interview just before the May 1 labor marches, where he tied any state sector salary increases to the big cuts in government spending that have to occur first:

“Until the country, through the measures it adopts, is able to reduce inflated payrolls, eliminate unnecessary free benefits and subsidies, which act against increasing the productivity of work, it will not be in a position to make salary increases from the current pay scale.

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