Some private companies in Eastern Province still struggling to meet the government revised minimum wage.

Some private companies in Eastern Province are still struggling to meet the government revised minimum wage.
Eastern Province Chamber of Commerce and Industry EPCCI Chief Executive Officer, Josephine Chirwa has confirmed to Breeze News.
Ms. Chirwa says that EPCCI has received submissions from some of its members, who want government to reconsider its decision on the salaries.
Government last year in July revised the minimum wage, which put the lowest paid domestic worker at not less than 522 Kwacha rebased while shop and general workers are expected not to get less than one thousand Kwacha.
Ms Chirwa disclosed that most companies, especially micro financial institutions have been forced to lay off some workers in order to meet the minimum wage.

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