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One week to weigh in on new mini-wage

Published:Friday | July 24, 2015 | 7:00 AM

One week to weigh in on new mini-wage

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security will accept public submissions on the national minimum wage for another week to July 31.

The Minimum Wage Advisory Commission is seeking proposals, suggestions and comments on whether the wage rates should be increased and to what level. Persons who make submissions may be asked to appear before the commission.

The national minimum wage spans industries such as baking, catering, dry goods, garment, hotel, industrial security guards, laundry/dry cleaning, printing, retail petrol and rural passenger transport (bus), as well as household helpers.

It was last increased in January 2014, moving from $5,000 to $5,600 per week. For industrial security guards, it moved from $7,320.40 to $8,198.80 per week.

The Minimum Wage Advisory Commission comprises representatives from the Government, trade unions and private-sector employers.