Goa: 'Minimum wage hike contrary to industry-friendly policy'

The upward revision in minimum wages appears to have upset calculations for the private sector, with 21 industry associations, including private nursing homes, highlighting their concerns about the 80% hike. In an indicator that all is not well, representatives from the 21 industry bodies approached chief minister Pramod Sawant at the Rozgar Melava and urged him to reconsider the labour department’s move.