Narayan Reddy, Lautoka
The Trade Union wants the minimum wages to be increased from $2.32 to $4 per hour. Most people will be happy with the kind of pay rise.
But do the union also realise what effect it will have on small business. My suggestion to the union would be to request the Ministry of Labour to check on businesses who are paying less then what is required to the poor workers. I know of some workers who get $70/$80 for six days of work. With the unemployment problem that the young people of our country face, the $4 pay might put a lot of people without jobs.