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Comply with wage rate

Nasik Swami
Saturday, February 02, 2013

THE government has warned employers to comply with the new minimum wage rates and pay workers their just wages.

The warning follows an increase in the number of companies paying low wages and not abiding by the laws.

Labour Minister Jone Usamate said his office had received about 1500 complaints from underpaid workers.

Mr Usamate said government was very careful about the interests of its citizens in terms of wages.

He said the bulk of complaints were against the wholesale and retail and security sectors.

"Government has set up minimum wages in various sectors. One of the important things we need to do is abide by the minimum wage regulations," Mr Usamate said.

He urged employers to do the right thing and not exploit workers because they have families to feed. Mr Usamate also urged members of the public who are aware of companies not meeting the requirements to report to the ministry.

"This is very critical and if anybody are aware, they need to inform us immediately."

He said his ministry was trying its best to ensure compliance.





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