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Union proposes 20% increase in minimum wage for household workers

UCASE President Vincent Morrison

 

A formal submission has been made for a more than 20 per cent increase in wages over two years for household workers, industrial security guards and workers in shops as well as other commercial establishments.

The submission was made by the Union of Clerical, Administrative and Supervisory Employees (UCASE) to the Minimum Wage Advisory Commission.

The Commission, which is reviewing the National Minimum Wage, will wrap up island-wide hearings today (Wednesday).

UCASE President Vincent Morrison told RJR News on Tuesday night that his union believes the proposed increases are reasonable.

The proposal to the Minimum Wage Advisory Commission includes improvements to several benefits received by industrial security guards.

The National Minimum Wage was increased in August last year, when it moved from $6,200 per week to $7,000.

The rate paid to industrial security guards was also adjusted.



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