Jamaica’s national minimum wage moved to $7,000 weekly (about EC$145)

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Jamaica’s national minimum wage moved to $7,000 weekly (about EC$145)
Shahine Robinson
Shahine Robinson

(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — Minister of Labour and Social Security Shahine Robinson has announced a new national minimum wage as well as new minimum rates for private security guards.

In her contribution to the Sectoral debate in Parliament Robinson said that effective August 1, the new minimum wage will be increased to $7,000 up from $6,200 per week.

Meanwhile, security guards should see an increase from $8,854 to $9,700.

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  1. $7,000 JA = $53.69 US = $2,592.47 XCD

    You guys are still living way below the poverty level in Jamaica.

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  2. At least they have a minimum wage. Some St Lucians working for almost the same at some of these big hotels.

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