It’s ridiculously low

18 June 2017

Re: Minimum wage 

Think about it this way. 3 tala per hour is roughly 1.5 dollars per hr from where you are from, 8 tala per hour is roughly 4 dollars per hour where you are from. Even if you didn’t have housing costs where you are from and could grow a lot of your own food would you be able to survive on 4 dollars an hour to buy food, gas, clothes, electricity etc? 

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The basic cost of goods is the same in Samoa for all these things as well as building supplies as it is where you are from. 

So 3 tala per hour is ridiculous and 8 is just barely enough no matter where you live in Samoa. The upside for you would be that more people could afford to buy your scooters if they were making 8 tala per hour so a higher min wage may benefit you in the deal as well.

 

Wendy 

18 June 2017

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