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NWC RECOMMENDS $60 SALARY INCREMENT, BUT FEW WORKERS GET IT?

The National Wages Council (NWC) had recommended in its annual wage guidelines last year, that workers earning less than $1,000 each month should get a pay hike of at least $60. So, after so many years of recommendations to increase pay by $50 to $60 a year – why is it that there are still so many, and apparently more of such low-wage workers?

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NATIONAL WAGES COUNCIL PROPOSE $60 INCREMENT FOR LOW INCOME WORKERS

The National Wages Council proposed a minimum wage increase for workers earnings less than $1,100 a month. Workers in that bracket can expect a pay hike of at least $60 this year. As a result of NWC's past recommended wage increase, the proportion of workers earning less than $1,000 a month has decreased from 9.8% in 2012 to 6.8% in 2014.

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