Consultant hints at $3 hourly minimum wage

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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.

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