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basic wage

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Definición de basic wage en inglés:

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1The amount a person earns before additional payments such as overtime.
Example sentences
  • The unidentified officer's huge overtime bonus was on top of his basic wage of €35,000, plus allowances.
  • In addition to basic wages, workers can receive allowances for hazardous work, accommodation, and various other aspects of the job.
  • In January, basic wage income grew 5.8% from the previous year, the largest yearly gain in four years and twice the rate of inflation.
1.1Australian /NZ another term for minimum wage.
Example sentences
  • As you know, the case established the basic wage, defined as a wage sufficient to support a working man, his dependent wife and three children ‘in frugal comfort’.
  • He believed in a free press, the right of workers to form associations or unions and he believed in fixed wages for regulated working hours - a basic wage in other words.
  • Along the way its achievements have been significant: a 40-hour week, basic wages, leave entitlements, equal pay, superannuation, redundancy rights and the recognition of indigenous Australians.

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