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Minimum wage to be increased early 2016

Published:Wednesday | October 21, 2015 | 10:54 AM
The National Minimum Wage was last increased in January 2014, moving from $5,000 to $5,600 for a 40-hour work week.

The national minimum wage could be increased as early as January next year.

Chairman of the Minimum Wage Commission, Silvera Castro says consultations with stake holder groups have been concluded.

He says increases have been proposed for the general minimum wage payable as well as the minimum wage for industrial security guards.

Castro says he doesn't expect the proposed increases to raise concerns among employees.

 

Chairman of the Minimum Wage Commission, Sylvero Castro

He says he believes employers will be able to pay the proposed wages. 

The Minimum Wage Commission chairman says a report on the matter is to be submitted to the Labour and Social Security Minister, Derrick Kellier by next week.

 

Chairman of the Minimum Wage Commission, Sylvero Castro

The National Minimum Wage was last increased in January 2014, moving from $5,000 to $5,600 for a 40-hour work week.

The Minimum Wage for Industrial Security Guards was also increased, moving from $7,320.40 to $8,198.80 per 40-hour work week.