The new minimum wage in force in Mozambique now varies between 3,642 meticais (US$51) for the agriculture sector, hunting, forests and forestry and 10,400 meticais (US$145.5) for banking, financial and insurance activities, according to a government decision.
The new table, which includes the new minimum wages for the Civil Service and for eight other sectors, was approved during a cabinet meeting on Tuesday in Maputo.
The government spokesman, Mouzinho Saide, said the minimum wage for civil servants increased by 21% to 3,996 meticais and the percentage changes recorded in other sectors ranged from 9.4% for non-financial activities (5,525 meticais) and 20.97% for industrial and semi-industrial fishing (4,615 meticais).
The Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security, VitÃ³ria Diogo also noted that the salaries are for reference only, and most of the existing companies in the country already pay more than this. (macauhub)