National Minimum Wage Commission To Consult On Increase

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Labour Minister, Shahine Robinson, says the national minimum wage commission will be doing consultations about the minimum wage.

Minister Robinson says the consultations come despite an unprecedented increase which she announced last year.

Shahine Robinson, Labour and Social Security Minister.

Minister Robinson was making her contribution to the sectoral debate in the House of Representatives yesterday.

Meantime, Minister Robinson told Parliament that her Ministry has referred five security companies to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The companies are suspected of breaching the country’s labour laws by underpaying their security guards

The Labour Minster did not disclose the names of the companies.

But she warned that the government is intent on holding accountable all companies which breach the country’s labour laws.



Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.


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