Ten percent wage hike for Linden Council workers

Over 100 workers of the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC) will receive a 10 percent wage increase effective from September 1, 2017.

Mayor of Linden Carwyn Holland told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that “after many years, workers will now benefit from a 10 percent increase in wages.”

DPI said that the employees were unable to receive an increase earlier due to financial constraints on the municipality, and other projects that were being executed.

The salary hike for the workers will be effective across the Board from September 01, 2017, which would allow some categories of employees  to receive the minimum wage.  Many of the municipal employees were earning a mere $35,000, DPI said.

“Hopefully we can further make life comfortable for our 100-plus employees, “with the increase being a start, Holland stated.

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