New Minimum Wage. adminstush September 3, 2012 Suss The new National Minimum Wage of $5000 per 40-hour work week takes effect today. The 11 per cent increase was met with mixed reviews when announced by Labour Minister Derrick Kellier on July 25. Also under the new arrangement security guards will earn 10 per cent more as their minimum weekly earnings move to $7,239. Security companies had resisted the proposed increase for their workers during consultations while the Opposition chastised the Government for the increase which it said did little to better the lives of poor Jamaicans. – The Observer Stush peeps, what do you think of the new minimum wage? Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.