$4/hr pay

Fiji Sun - - Comment -

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.

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