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Bid to boost minimum wage in Guam

Bid to boost minimum wage in Guam

Updated 15 April 2014, 8:30 AEST

In Guam, Vice Speaker Benjamin Cruz has introduced a bill to raise the minimum wage from $7.

25 to $10.10.

The increase will be rolled out over three years, with Mr Cruz hoping to get the legislation passed by July this year - with the increase taking effect at the start of next year.

The Chamber of Commerce is opposed to the hike, claiming it will cost jobs and increase the unemployment rate.

But Mr Cruz says evidence shows it will have the opposite effect.

Presenter: Catherine Graue

Speaker: Benjamin Cruz, vice speaker, Guam Legislature


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