PNG Trade Union Congress (TUC)

PNGTUC condemns Minister Manase’s call

In a statement today, the PNGTUC responded to the announcement by Minister Manase that employers and worker representatives need to justify why a new minimum wage must be set.

The PNGTUC refutes this claim, stating that provisioned in the "Gazetted" 2014 Minimum Wage Determination is a clause that specifically states, the minimum wage shall be reviewed after three years.

“That is three years after the 03rd July, 2016, when K3.50 rate was effected.