Consultant’s statement on minimum wage a kick in the stomach: NFP

Professor of Economics and minimum wage Consultant Dr Partha Gangopadhyay while holding a public consultation for members of the community in Nadi. Picture: SUPPLIED

STATEMENTS by minimum wage consultant Dr Partha Gangopadhyay that the lowest paid workers in Fiji were not affected by food prices is “a kick in the stomach of every ordinary worker in the country.”

National Federation Party leader Professor Biman Prasad said the statement was ridiculous and pre-empted the real analysis on what the appropriate minimum wage should be.

Dr Gangopadhyay made the comment during a consultation on the national minimum wage in Lautoka last Friday.

More details on this story in today’s edition of The Fiji Times.

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