Salaries in Castro Kingdom rise by one percent, now at a whopping $20 per month.
Splendid. Marvelous. Astounding. Wonderful.
It's a workers' paradise.......all that "free" stuff, on top of one's extravagantly bountiful earnings.
This is why millions of destitute people from all over the world have been flocking to the Kingdom of Castrogonia since 1959.
And this is why BMW, Land Rover, and Mercedes Benz will soon be opening dealerships from one end of the island to the other.
...And... this is why the genius who designed this paradise deserves to enjoy his retirement in style.
From the Latin American Herald Tribune
Average Salary in Cuba Rose 1% Last Year to $20 a Month
HAVANA – The average state salary in Cuba rose 1 percent in 2013 to 471 pesos ($20) a month, which maintains the trend toward slight increases seen in recent years, according to an official report published Tuesday.
A study posted on the Web site of the National Statistics and Information Office (ONEI) indicates that the average monthly wage in the state economy topped the 466 pesos ($17) of 2012, a year when it rose 2.4 percent over the previous year.
ONEI figures show that during the last eight years the salaries of public employees – more than 4 million people according to last year’s figures – have had constant annual raises, though very modest ones.
In 2006, average monthly pay was 387 pesos ($16).
By sectors, construction maintained the highest average state salary in 2013 at 582 pesos ($24), which should change in the coming months after an exceptional increase is awarded to healthcare workers.
The government acknowledges that low wages are a problem, but observes that Cubans pay no basic services like healthcare and education, while prices in many other categories are subsidized.
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