(Dominica News Online) Minister for National Security and Home Affairs, Rayburn Blackmoore has said that new minimum wages to take effect from September 1, 2021, are the results of a review which was aimed at “bringing the current order in line with the current market situations and realities of Dominicans.”
“You may recall the government of Dominica had given the undertaken to review the minimum wage across all wage categories for the express purpose of making the required adjustments,” the Minister said when announcing the changes recently. “To this end, the Cabinet of Dominica has taken a decision to increase the minimum wage of the Commonwealth of Dominica effective September 1st, 2021.”
According to Blackmoore, the setting of a minimum wage should ensure maximum benefit to the persons who will be affected.
“It is also important to note that the Commonwealth of Dominica does not have a fixed minimum wage across all wage categories; instead the minimum wage is set per category and seeks to cover the most vulnerable categories of workers.
In the existing category of workers as covered by the 2008 minimum wage order, the increase in wages are as follows: