Consultant hints at $3 hourly minimum wage
1 June, 2019, 3:20 am
A CONSULTANT engaged by Government to determine a national minimum wage for unskilled and sectoral workers has hinted at a $3 or $3.10 an hour figure as a minimum wage for employees who did not possess any certified skill.
Dr Partha Gangopadhyay, a Professor of Economics at Western Sydney University, said employers had embraced his recommendation for a $3.10 per hour minimum wage for unskilled workers.
However, he expressed concern at trade unions’ decision not to engage in the consultation.
More reports in today’s edition of The Fiji Times.