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Comply or else

Torika Tokalau
Friday, January 31, 2014

LABOUR Minister Jone Usamate is urging employers to comply with the newly-announced National Minimum Wage (NMW) of $2 per hour or risk paying hefty fines.

Mr Usamate said the minimum wage rate should come into effect by March following extensive awareness in the media and by his team.

"They (employers) need to do the right thing and they have to pay the minimum wage or more," Mr Usamate said.

"There should be a good sharing of the benefits of the company whether it is profits or productivity for the people who work in that company, those workers create value.

"Good companies and employers will make sure they reward their employees because employees are the company's greatest asset."

Mr Usamate revealed that the government had strengthened his ministry to enforce compliance by providing funding for 18 additional staff.

"The 18 additional staff will be spread out across the country so we can go out and make sure the National Minimum Wage is being paid."

"The new staff that will conduct compliance checking will be in place by February and they will visit as many organisations as possible in the formal and informal sectors."








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