Unions angry over ‘paltry’ national minimum wage increase
Raise is much less than the prevailing 4.5% inflation, labour formations say
The 3.8% national minimum wage increase that was gazetted by the government on Monday is an affront to workers, unions said on Wednesday.
The increase, which comes into effect on March 1, is in line with the recommendations of the National Minimum Wage Commission and has elicited an angry reaction from organised labour. ..