Medical system raises wage

By: - September 21, 2005 4:50 am

Workers to get at least $10 an hour

By JEAN P. FISHER, Staff Writer

The UNC Health Care system will increase hourly pay for its lowest-paid workers by one dollar, lifting the minimum wage to $10 an hour.

The adjustment, which system leaders announced Monday, follows a similar move by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which began paying a minimum hourly wage of $10 on Sept. 5. Those employees will see the increase in their Sept. 30 paychecks. (more…)

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