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Pitched new minimum wage 'about right'

DTI minister David Cretney reckons he 'got it about right' when he suggested a 7.1 per cent increase in the minimum wage, to £6 an hour.

Leader of the union Unite, Mick Hewer, wanted a bigger rise, but Mr Cretney's proposal, which was supported by Tynwald, was more than the £5.85 recommended by the minimum wage committee.

Mr Cretney (pictured) says it was a balancing act:

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