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Geneva to vote on world's highest minimum wage

National News // By Tay Kinnear // Feb. 28, 2019

The Geneva government says there will a vote in the canton to bring in a minimum wage after campaigners collected enough signatures to force the issue.

Pixabay Geneva to vote on world's highest minimum wage

The government will recommend rejecting the initiative which calls for workers to earn at least 23 francs an hour, equivalent to CHF 4,200 a month.

If passed, it would be the highest minimum wage in the world.

Voters rejected a federal minimum wage of CHF 4,000 a month in 2014. But cantons Jura and Neuchatel have set their own at 20 francs an hour.

No date for the vote has yet been set.

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