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Increase of SMIG.

Summary: In a communiquE[umlaut] released Monday, the Prime Ministry announces that in materialisation of the decision of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali on the increase of the guaranteed minimum wage (minimum wage), and after consultation with professional organisations, it was decided that the increases will be as follows:

In a communiquE[umlaut] released Monday, the Prime Ministry announces that in materialisation of the decision of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali on the increase of the guaranteed minimum wage (minimum wage), and after consultation with professional organisations, it was decided that the increases will be as follows: <p>1/ Increase of the minimum wage by 8 dinars and 736 dinars millimes for all occupations (regime of 48 hours), i.e. from 251 dinars and 880 millimes to 260 dinars and 624 millimes.

2/ Increase of the minimum wage by 7 dinars and 280 millimes for all occupations (regime of 40 hours), i.e. from 217 dinars and 880 millimes to 225 dinars and 160 millimes.

3/ Increase of the guaranteed minimum agricultural wage (SMAG) by 270 millimes per day, i.e. from 7 dinars and 749 millimes to 8 dinars and 19 millimes.

4/ Increase of the minimum wage for specialised labourers by 290 millimes per day, i.e. from 8 dinars and 249 millimes to 8 dinars and 539 millimes.

5 / Increase of the minimum wage for skilled labourers by 305 millimes per day, i.e. from 8 dinars and 694 millimes to 8 dinars and 999 millimes.

These increases, which will benefit some 280 thousand workers, come into force from August 1, 2009.

On the other hand, the retirement pensions will be increased by a rate equivalent to that of the minimum wage.

This measure, which benefits about 500 thousand recipients of the National Social Security Fund (CNSS)'s pensions, enter into force on August 1, 2009.

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