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Minimum Wage Increase in Jamaica

Posted by The New N Used Link on Thursday, January 24, 2013 Under: Jamaica

The national minimum wage was increased from $4,500 to $5,000 per 40-hour work week in september 2012. It was announced by Labour of Social Security Minister, Hon. Derrick Kellier, during his contribution to the 2012/13 Sectoral Debate in Gordon House. He said the 11 per cent increase is as a result of recommendations from the Minimum Wage Advisory Commission. Also the minimum wage for industrial security guards, was increased to $7, 320.50 per 40- hour work week, representing an increase of 10 per cent. I strongly believe it a so called attempt at trying to improve the capacity for productivity improvement in workers of all categories.

The new rates for industrial security guards;

laundry allowance was increased from $30.25 to$ 33.30 per hour; firearm allowance was raised to $36.60 per hour, up from $33.28; and dog holder’s allowance was increased from $22.39 to $24.63 per hour. Life insurance remains at $2 million double indemnity. Although this is better than before, is this really enough???????????

In : Jamaica 

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