Jamaica National Minimum Wage to be increased in April

The increase in the national minimum wage will take effect in April, according to Dr. Nigel Clarke, Minister of Finance and Public Service.

The wage raise will occur one year after the last one, which occurred in April 2022.

As he began the 2023–24 Budget Discussion on Tuesday in the House of Representatives, Clarke made the news. He declined to specify the magnitude of the raise, claiming that only Labour Minister Karl Samuda was authorised by law to make the announcement.

On April 1, 2022, the national minimum wage will increase by 28.5%, from $7,000 to $9,000 per 40-hour work week, per Cabinet approval.

Industrial security guards were then paid $10,500 for each 40-hour work week instead of $9,700.

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