A two-week nationwide survey on the review of the National Minimum wage will soon be conducted by the Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations.

Permanent Secretary for Employment, Osea Cawaru says the purpose of the nationwide survey is to collate data to be the basis to compute the revised wage rates under the national minimum wage rate .

The wage regulations to ensure that the most vulnerable in the society are protected and provided a basic standard of living to alleviate poverty.

Cawaru adds this is in line with Government’s commitment under the 2013 Constitution which states that “the State must take reasonable measures within its available resources to achieve the progressive realization of the right of every person to work and to a just minimum wage.”

The review will cover the economic and social impacts of the national minimum wage since the last review held on September 30, 2017.

The nationwide survey will begin from April 23 to May 06.

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