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Fiji: First national minimum wage baseline survey today

06 May 2013

The state of a Fiji is conducting a survey today to establish a national minimum wage according to the Fiji News. Minister Jone Usamate said the survey would result in the determination and introduction of a national minimum wage, the hourly rate below which all sectoral minimum wage rates must not be allowed to fall.

He said the survey would assess existing wage levels in Fiji's labour market, including conditions of employment in the context of the requirements under the Employment Relations Promulgation 2007 (ERP) and the 10 current Wages Regulation Orders (WROs) against the backdrop of the economy. 

The ministry confirmed there are 6706 enterprises with 171,865 workers.

Out of these enterprises, 4065 are covered under the Wages Regulation Orders and 2641 are enterprises where workers are employed through individual bargaining.

The survey ends at the end of the month.

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