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parliamentEWN reports that Parliament’s labour portfolio committee has agreed to fix a technical glitch affecting the new National Minimum Wage Act by way of an amendment bill, while at the same time stressing that the new legislation was in full force and effect.  

The committee held a special meeting on Wednesday to decide on how best to speedily fix an incorrect cross-reference in the legislation.  It relates to a section that makes it an unfair labour practice for an employer to unilaterally change a worker’s wages or other conditions of employment in connection with the implementation of the minimum wage.  The glitch was picked up late in 2018 and will now be corrected by an amendment bill that the labour committee will draft once it has the approval of the National Assembly.  The committee’s amendment bill will ensure that workers whose employers unilaterally changed their pay or working conditions ahead of the new law taking effect would be able to seek redress for an unfair labour practice.

  • Read Gaye Davis’ report on this story at EWN

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