25 Jun 2009

Fiji minimum wages to raised from July 1st

5:03 pm on 25 June 2009

The Fiji interim government has approved minimum wage increases of 20 percent across several industries after delaying them for five months.

The Fijilive website quotes the Wages Council chair Father Kevin Barr as saying that the Labour Ministry confirmed the increase.

It was to have come into effect in February, but was deferred until July the 1st.

Father Barr says workers should be grateful for a small increase in their pay packets, although he adds it's a minor adjustment as it hadn't been changed for years.