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Minimum wage earners to receive increase in pay
As of today, minimum wage earners will receive an increase in pay.

The minimum wage will be increased from J$5,000 to J$5,600 for a 40-hour workweek.

Labour and Social Security Minister, Derrick Kellier, had announced the increase on December 16.

The minimum wage paid to industrial security guards will also be increased from J$7,320.40 to J$8,198.80 for a 40-hour workweek and should take effect today as well, despite a request by the Jamaica Society for Industrial Security for the effective date for the increase to be delayed by a month.

Security guards will also get a laundry allowance increase to J$37.30, up from J$33.30 per hour. Additionally, firearm premium allowance payable to security guards will go up from J$36.60 to J$41 per hour.

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