20 Jun 2006

Wage variance gets greenlight in Papua New Guinea

10:00 am on 20 June 2006

The Papua New Guinea government has approved a rise in the national wage and allowances.

The new rates proposes increases of senior and youth rates by 50.7 per cent, camping allowance by 60 percent, tool allowance by 100 per cent and heavy duty allowance by 50.7 percent.

The Post Courier reports the Employers Federation of Papua New Guinea has advised its members and says it agreed with the Trade Union Congress to the increases.

The increase would have an impact on Federation members only.

The Federation president John Jeffery says they insisted that the increases be declared a common rule by the government before agreeing to implement the change.