Request made to establish Minimum Wage Board

Minister of Economic Development, Fayyaz Ismail (L) with President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (R) at the function at President's Office to appoint Cabinet ministers on November 17, 2018. (Photo/President's Office)

Minister of Economic Development, Fayyaz Ismail has advised President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih to establish a Minimum Wage Board.

Fayyaz said in a tweet last Wednesday that the Board will be established under Employment Act, and will be responsible for advising him on establishing a minimum wage in Maldives.

Establishing a minimum wage is one of the new administrations’ First 100-day Pledges.

The Econ Minister expressed hope for a “robust engagement with industry and workers to reach a fair and sensible outcome.”