14 Jan 2013

New Caledonia government sets new minimum wage

1:48 pm on 14 January 2013

The New Caledonian government has adjusted the minimum wages.

The general minimum wage is now 10 US dollars an hour or 1,690 US dollars a month.

The minimum wage in the agricultural sector is now set at eight US dollar and 50 cents, bring the monthly total to 1,435 dollars.

The calculation is based on a working month of 169 hours.

The increase comes amid widespread public concern at the high cost of living, which for a number of reasons is far higher than in mainland France.