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Revised Minimum Wage out in February – February 2010

By Meluse Kapatamoyo

After years of waiting, government is set to announce the new Minimum Wage Act at the end of February 2010.

In an interview, Labour minister, Austin Liato said government had made progress in revising the minimum wage requirements in the Labour Act.

He said, with great progress made by the technical committee and various stakeholders, the revised minimum wage would most likely be ready by the end of February.

Last year, the Labour ministry embarked on the revision of the minimum wage to meet  workers’ challenges brought about by the ever-increasing cost of living.

“It has been long overdue, but I can finally say that great progress has been made and the document will be ready soon,” said Liato.

Zambia’s minimum wage currently stands at K268,000.

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