Government to consider national minimum wage
October 7, 2014 1:04 am
The Government says it will consider an increase to the national minimum wage which currently sits at two dollars.
Minister for Industrial Relations, Jioji Konrote says the call to increase the national wage has been reiterated by the President and is something the government will have to seriously consider.
Konrote says he will be meeting with relevant stakeholders over the coming weeks to discuss the options.
Former Chairman of the Wages Council, Father Kevin Barr is lobbying government for an increased national wage up to FOUR dollars.
Father Barr says the evidence is obvious with the recently released UNESCAP report on Fiji.
The reports states that more than 35 percent of the Fiji’s population live in poverty and a third live just above the poverty line.