President Faure announces an increase of nearly 10% of the minimum wage in Seychelles in 2020

President Danny Faure, Seychelles has announced several measures to Seychellois workers at the 1 st May

In a televised speech the head of the Seychelles government announced that from 1 st January 2020, the minimum wage would increase by almost 10%, from 5 303.70 to 5 804 rupees (Euros 360) .

“This decision is made in accordance with my administration’s policy to help those who earn lower wages in the private sector and to prevent workers who earn a minimum wage from falling into poverty,” said Faure.

It has also decided to increase the number of days of paid leave from 21 to 24 days, this measure will take effect in January 2020.

On the other hand, the number of sick leave, authorized without affecting an employee, will be reduced from 30 to 21 days.

“There is abuse in sick leave at the workplace. It affects productivity and represents a challenge for employers, “said Faure.

“Seychelles continues to grow. Seychellois workers continue to contribute. We remain a stable country, a peaceful country. Today, I salute your determination and your hard work, “said Faure.

Seychelles join many countries around the world to celebrate the 1 st May as Labor Day.

Across the country companies organize picnics for workers.

Source: Seychelles News Agency