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Cabinet in support of $60,000 minimum wage for private-sector workers – Pres. Ali

President Irfaan Ali on Thursday said that the Government is in full support of approving the proposed increase in the minimum wage.

The minimum wage, which currently stands at $44,200, was proposed to increase to $60,000 but has been at the level of the cabinet for approval.

The President made this announcement in response to a call by the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers' Union (GAWU) and the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG).

President Ali said, "we are friends of the workers; we are not enemy."

January last, the Ministry of Labour's National Tripartite Committee (NTC) agreed that the national minimum wage would be increased to $60,000, reflecting a 35.74% hike.


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