Fiji’s government will implement – and enforce – an increased minimum wage from the end of this month, it says.
Starting September 30, the country’s minimum wage will increase to FJ$2.68 an hour – or about US$1.34 an hour. The current minimum wage is FJ$2.32 an hour.
Employment minister Jone Usamate said the new minimum wage – which was promised in the 2017 budget – would benefit more than 150,000 marginalised workers in the informal sector.
He said his ministry would be touring the country to explain the new wage and employment laws, and a team of enforcement officers would be employed for when the change kicked in.