Workers being paid the minimum wage in the private sector have reasons to look forward to the new year.
It follows an announcement by the government of a 15 per increase in the minimum wage.
The Ministry of Commerce, Labour and Industry (M.C.I.L.), via a notice issued, says the increase will come into effect in January 2015.
According to the notice, the increase is in accordance with section 32 of the Labour and Employment Relations Act 2013 and Cabinet Decision F.K. (14)17 dated 21 May 2013.