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The minimum wage, which is updated every year on April 1, rose by NIS 121 from NIS 3,335 to NIS 3,456.58 on Sunday. The minimum hourly wage is now NIS 18.54 compared to NIS 17.93.

The minimum wage increase is expected to affect the wages of employees receiving higher salaries because they want to maintain the salary gap between them and minimum wage earners.

The minimum wage is earned by hundreds of thousands of unprofessional workers, temporary workers, security guards, custodial workers, people working in the tourism industry, people hired by manpower contractors and foreign workers.