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The government have raised the minimum wage by $1.20, yus

The minimum wage has increased today by $1.20, the biggest boost in its history!  

The minimum wage has increased to $17.70 an hour from $16.50.

The minimum wage increased by 75 cents to $16.50 an hour last year, which was originally announced in December 2017.

Mr Lees-Galloway said the latest move is part of the coalition Government's goal of having a minimum wage of $20 per hour by 2021.

-Newshub.