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Minimum wage increases to $5,600 January 6

Published: Tuesday December 17, 2013 | 5:32 pm Comments 0

Anastasia Cunningham, News Coordinator

Effective January 6 next year, minimum wage will be increased from $5,000 to $5,600 for a 40-hour work week.

This was just revealed in Parliament by Derrick Kellier, Minister of Labour and Social Security.

The minimum wage for industrial security guards will also be increased from $7,320.40 to $8,198.80 for a 40-hour work week.

Security guards will also get a laundry allowance increase to $37.30 from $33.30 per hour.

Additionally, firearm premium allowance payable to security guards is to be increased from $36.60 to $41 per hour.

Kellier said the Cabinet approved the increases yesterday.


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