Definition of minimum wage in English:

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minimum wage


The lowest wage permitted by law or by a special agreement: a national minimum wage would lead to job losses
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  • 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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