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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.





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