Fiji reviews national minimum wage

Source: Xinhua| 2019-04-18 16:48:26|Editor: Xiaoxia
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SUVA, April 18 (Xinhua) -- The Fijian government will carry out the review of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) targeting employers and workers covered under the formal and informal sectors of the economy.

Fiji's Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Youth and Sports Parveen Kumar Bala said Thursday that the exercise is in line with the Fijian government's commitment to protecting the most vulnerable in the society and providing them with basic standard of living to alleviate poverty.

Bala said the ministry started a nationwide survey this week.

He said once the survey is completed the ministry will hold a nationwide public consultation on the outcome of the survey report.

"This will be then presented to the Employment Relations Advisory Board (ERAB), our tripartite mechanism and to Cabinet for consideration and decision."

Bala has encouraged all employers, workers and members of the general public to support and participate in the national exercise to ensure the review is as inclusive, fair, evidence-based and informed as possible.