The Minister of Labour Karl Samuda has announced that the national minimum wage will be moved from an amount of $7000 per week to $9000 reflecting a 28.5 per cent increase.
This is set to take effect by the 1st of April and is slated to encompass the 40-hour workweek. Security guards will also be experiencing a raise as Cabinet has approved for their wages to be increased from $9700 to $10,500 for the 40-hour workweek.
The last time there was an increase, was in the year 2018, on August 1st Emancipation day when the minimum wage was moved from $6700 to $7000 for the 40 hour workweek.
At that point Security guards had their wages increased by 9.6 per cent which saw their 40-hour workweek payment move from $8,854 to $9700.