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Barbados: LABOUR MINISTER: NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE STILL ON THE TABLE

Labour Minister Colin Jordan has given the assurance that minimum wage legislation is still on the cards for Barbados.

He was speaking to the media yesterday after joining several top officials from the labour movement and other representative bodies to lay a wreath and flowers in tribute to fallen labour leaders, at the Barbados Workers’ Union Solidarity House, as part of the new-look May Day celebrations.

Minister Jordan, while not being able to give an exact figure, gave the assurance that as stated in the Barbados Labour Party’s Manifesto, a national minimum wage should be created.

“At this point there is no national minimum wage. There is a minimum wage for shop assistants only and the Minimum Wage Advisory Committee, which is a tripartite committee that falls within the purview of the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, is looking at the possibility of creating that national minimum wage, but working through the mechanics of it.”

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