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Disney boosts minimum pay by 20% to $15 for California park staff

The Master Services Council, a coalition of four Disney unions, recommended that its members approve the deal

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Walt Disney will boost its minimum pay for theme-park workers in California to $15 an hour by next year and offer wage increases of about three per cent annually through 2020 for those already making that amount.

Employees receiving the current $11 minimum wage will get an immediate 20 per cent bump to $13.25 an hour and then receive $15 in January, Disney said. At that point, 89 per cent of the employees covered by a new labour agreement will earn at least that much.

Employees including ticket takers, custodians and food-service workers at the company’s two parks in Anaheim, California, voted

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First Published: Jul 28 2018 | 9:23 PM IST

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