Labor Minister proposes minimum wage of LL861,000 and assures Cabinet endorsement
Labor Minister's Information Bureau issued a statement today (Wednesday) in which it explained that the minimum wage mentioned in a newspaper referring that to the Minister is totally wrong, pointing out that the Minister suggests minimum wage of LL 861,000.
The statement also read that the draft which Labor Minister Charbel Nahas presented is to be discussed today (Wednesday) in the cabinet's session.
Labor Minister Charbel Nahhas told Voice of Lebanon that the Cabinet will endorse today (Wednesday) his wage increase proposal and this will be a gift to the Lebanese during the holiday season.
He stressed that the minimum wage will be LL861,000.
"I expect the proposal to be well received by the ministers during the cabinet session today and in accordance with the law. We are not ready to break the law as some did for the past 15 years," Nahhas said.
He indicated that the increase include 17 percent rise on the first category but refused any increase on education and transportation allowances.
Asked about behind the curtains talks on the salary hike, the minister responded:"Any person can negotiate with anyone he wants. But as far the salaries are concerned the state moves according to a certain mechanism and this mechanism passes through the price index committee."
He confirmed full cooperation with the allies.
"I hope that the cabinet will endorse my plan in five minutes." NNA
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