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Consultations on minimum wage underway

May 24, 2018 12:42 am

Consultations on the review of the National Minimum Wage rate is currently underway in the Western Division.

At least 30 people attended the consultation in Lautoka last night to submit their views on the current wage rate of the country.

Permanent Secretary for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Salaseini Daunabuna says they will take into account everyone’s feedback during the consultations.

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“So this consultation is to hear from the public in terms of the proposal we have on the table on the Minimum Wage taking into account inflation and also the revision of the 10 sectorial wages taking into account Labour costs.”

She says queries were raised on why the minimum Wage rate is not higher than the current rate.

Daunabuna says they will also be accepting written submissions during the consultation from the public.

Independent consultant Dr Partha Gangopadhyay from the School of Business in Australia is heading the consultations.

The current National Minimum Wage rate is $2.68.

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