Economics professor tells trade unions to engage

Professor of Economics and minimum wage Consultant Dr Partha Gangopadhyay while holding a public consultation for members of the community in Nadi. Picture: SUPPLIED

BY pushing for a $4 an hour minimum wage and not engaging in consultations on the national minimum wage, trade unions could be hurting the very people they claim to represent.

This was the view expressed by an Australian consultant engaged by the Government to help determine a new national minimum wage for the country.

Dr Partha Gangopadhyay, a Professor of Economics at Western Sydney University said it was important that trade unions and the general public understood how the poverty line figure was determined.

More details on this story in today’s edition of The Fiji Times.

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