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Wages Council

One of a number of boards in the United Kingdom that formerly set minimum wages. One wages council existed for each low-pay industry and each had the authority to raise or lower the minimum wage for that industry. Most wage councils were abolished in the early 1990s. In the late 1990s, the National Minimum Wage was passed, eliminating the need for the councils.

Wages Council

a UK body which stipulated minimum levels of WAGES and CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT in certain industries. Wages Councils were abolished in 1993. See MINIMUM WAGE RATE.
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The minimum wage increase is set to apply from January 1 to December 31, 2015, Baldoz said, citing the report of Seoul-based Labor Attache Felicitas Bay, who said the minimum wage increase was passed by Chairman Park Jun-sung during the 7th Plenary Session of the Minimum Wage Council.
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vii) Minimum Wage Council: A Tripartite National Wage Council will be set up
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MPs also dropped an added article that calls for the formation of a minimum wage council after the minister told them that it would make it oblige Bahrain to give equal wages to Bahrainis and expatriates.
Manama: A A bitter standoff has flared up between the business community and the national workers' organisation over the formation of a wage council that would regulate salaries in Bahrain.
Prof Stewart said if the wage council rates had been continued the average minimum wage would be pounds 3.
It is recommended that a tripartite National Wage Council be set up which should be responsible to determine/fix a minimum wage for unskilled workers at the national level and/or regional level after taking into account the relevant parameters.
It has also discussed formation of a Wage Council to monitor salaries of both expats and Bahrainis in the private and public sectors, ensuring they increase with inflation.
The National Wage Council (NWC) decided on Monday to employ foreign and Egyptian experts to study the minimum wage issue and implement a plan.
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Before the morning is out on day one of a new government, it should set up wage councils to raise the pay of the men and women of our country.