THE Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) says the revised minimum wages for certain groups is a step forward but remains insufficient to address the current cost of living. JCTR Social and Economic Development Programmes Manager Muchimba Siamachoka says the centre however applauds government for the initiative. In a statement, Saturday, Siamachoka said since raising the minimum wage was not a magic bullet, it had the potential to harm small businesses and exclude certain groups of people from the labour force. “The other side of the coin must not be overlooked, as raising the minimum wage is not a magic bullet. It has the potential to harm small businesses that are barely breaking even as well as to exclude certain…...

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