Possible Minimum Wage Increase for Jamaicans
Jamaica’s minimum wage which currently sits ar $5,000 per 40-hour work week was last increased in September, 2012.
Speaking in Parliament yesterday, Minister of Labour and Social Security Minister, Derrick Kellier stated the Minimum Wage Commission has been asked to carry out the necessary consultations and make recommendations where possible.
A timeline for the completion of the review was not given. Despite this, he said the revision is in keeping with the decent work agenda being promoted by the International Labour Organisation.
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