Fiji Time: 5:51 AM on Saturday 30 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

State announces new minimum wage rate

By TORIKA TOKALAU
Thursday, January 30, 2014

Update: 12:46PM THE Ministry of Labour announced Fiji's first National Minimum Wage (NMW) of $2 per hour to come into effect by March.

Minister Jone Usaate confirmed this at a press conference this morning, following a cabinet sitting yesterday.

He said this was a milestone achievement in the history of Fiji as it's the first ever determination of a national minimum wage covering the formal and informal sectors.

Mr Usamate said while this would not have much effect on the formal sector, the informal sector would stand to significantly gain from the imposition of a minimum wage of $2 per hour or a weekly wage of at least $90.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61350.5945
JPY 53.471650.4716
GBP 0.33380.3258
EUR 0.43020.4182
NZD 0.70870.6757
CAD 0.61210.5931
JPY 54.771751.7717

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 28th April 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Prasad accuses Koya of lying in Parliament
  2. WAF orders staff to work from home
  3. Ro Kepa responds
  4. 'Situation scary'
  5. Rawaca saga
  6. Ryan names Fiji 7s squad
  7. Students hospitalised
  8. Times price increases
  9. Nursing degree courses
  10. Parliament sitting adjourned following tsunami warning

Top Stories this Week

  1. Horror crash relived Wednesday (27 Apr)
  2. Shoeshine boy makes it big Monday (25 Apr)
  3. Horrific crash kills 1 Monday (25 Apr)
  4. Teacher fears for safety Tuesday (26 Apr)
  5. Overstay Monday (25 Apr)
  6. Father farewells son Wednesday (27 Apr)
  7. Try night fasting, doctor urges Monday (25 Apr)
  8. Horror car crash claims man's life Sunday (24 Apr)
  9. 'Ridiculous change' Tuesday (26 Apr)
  10. 7s eligibility Wednesday (27 Apr)