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St Kitts minimum wage to be increased

Published:Friday | September 19, 2014 | 1:53 PM

The Minimum wage in St Kitts and Nevis is to be increased to $9 per hour or $360 per week.

This is up from $8 per hour or $320 per week.

The announcement was made by Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas as he delivered his Independence Day address before a packed Warner Park Cricket Stadium just after midnight this morning.

The new wage will take effect on November 1.

The decision to increase the minimum wage follows a comprehensive review commissioned by the Minister of Labour, Patrice Nisbett.

Following consultations between the Government, private sector and trade unions, the findings were considered by a National Advisory Committee which in turn submitted its recommendations to the Federal Cabinet of Ministers.

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