St. Kitts & Nevis to Review Minimum Wage

St. Kitts & Nevis to Review Minimum WageThe St. Kitts & Nevis government is committed to reviewing the country’s minimum wage rate, which currently stands at $9.00 an hour, based on a 40-hour work week, according to Prime Minister, Dr. Timothy Harris.

“The Team Unity administration will pursue a revision of the minimum wage and we will wait to see what the outcome of that matter is,” Prime Minister Harris said, while noting that discussions on the matter between critical stakeholder groups have already begun.

The Prime Minister was at the time responding to a question while appearing on WINNFM’s “Straight Talk” radio programme with host Ian Patches Liburd, on August 13.

Dr. Harris noted that the discussions on the revision of the country’s minimum wage rate will be led by Senior Minister and Minister of Labour, Vance Amory.

“The matter of a livable wage has always been an important part of the agenda of the Team Unity administration,” Dr. Harris said. “We have been concerned that people should be able to live with dignity and decency. We appreciate that the wage, and indeed the minimum wage, was a clear starting point as to how well people would be able to live in a satisfactory condition.”

The minimum wage rate in St. Kitts and Nevis was last changed in November, 2014.