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Retail minimum wage goes up

| Economic factors

The minimum wage for workers in the wholesale and retail sector has increased by between 6.1% and 8.1% from the start of the month.

The Labour Department said on Tuesday the new salary hike would be applicable until January 31, 2016.

Various categories of workers will benefit from the increases. They include cashiers, clerks, assistant managers, displayers, forklift operators, security guards, merchandisers, managers, sales assistants, sales persons, shop assistant supervisors and trainee managers.

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant approved the new minimum wage in terms of the sectoral determination governed by the Basic Conditions of Employment Act.

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