The lowest wage permitted by law or by a special agreement (such as one with a labor union).
- Like the minimum wage, the national agreement may put a floor under wage increases, but nothing more.
- It relates to past workers who in the past had qualified for the national minimum wage.
- The agreement raises starting minimum wages by a paltry 35 cents, to $6.70 an hour.
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