MAURITIUS

Mauritius next to increase minimum wage

By Yang Hai [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
The increase in the minimum wage is a global trend and Mauritius is set to be the next country to adopt the trend.

In January Mauritius will increase their pay from 4,000 Mauritian rupees on average, to the new minimum wage of 8,140 Mauritian rupees ($239.32). Officially, the minimum wage will be as such, but various compensation from the government will boost up workers monthly salaries to 9,000 rupees per month, according to

Officially, the minimum wage will be as such, but various compensation from the government will boost up workers monthly salaries to 9,000 rupees per month, according to Sourcing Journal Online. They also promise to make that number the standard before-compensation pay by the year 2019.

They also promise to make that number the standard before-compensation pay by the year 2019.

However, trade unions are still fighting for a fair wage of 14,500 rupees ($426).

But the workers in Mauritius should still be celebrating their double pay jump after years and years of campaigning while Industries and businessmen are hoping this will not cause a drop in manufacturing or import and exporting done with the country.

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