The Labour Relations Agency says that with little more than a week left to provide feedback into the provincial minimum wage review, residents are encouraged to make their opinions known.
In early August the provincial government announced the establishment of a three-member advisory committee to solicit public and stakeholder submissions on the minimum wage until Sept. 15.
“We have received more than 250 submissions to date from individuals and stakeholders,” said Terry French, Minister Responsible for the Labour Relations Agency. “With just over a week remaining in the review process, I would like to remind people to make their views known, if they haven’t already done so. This input helps ensure we understand how Newfoundlanders and Labradorians feel about this important topic.”
Individuals or groups who wish to obtain further information on this review, including information on minimum wage trends over time as well as the many ways to submit feedback, can visit www.gov.nl.ca/lra/min_wage_review_2012/ or call 1-877-563-1063.
Key questions for consideration regarding feedback on the minimum wage are: What are your views regarding changes to the minimum wage? What are the issues you think should be considered in making changes to the minimum wage? If you see challenges associated with increasing the minimum wage, how could these be addressed?
Once the review is completed, the committee will report back to the minister with observations and findings by mid fall 2012.