The recommendation by the labour department advisers to hike farm and domestic workers’ minimum wage by double digits will lead to a jobs bloodbath and entrenched poverty, economists said on Tuesday.

The National Minimum Wage Commission — comprising independent experts and representatives from business, labour and community — has recommended increases of 16% and 20% for farm and domestic workers respectively.  ..

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