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Environment and Conservation
September 6, 2012

The following is being distributed at the request of the Labour Relations Agency:

Residents Reminded to Weigh in on Minimum Wage Review

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 September 15, 2012.

“We have received more than 250 submissions to date from individuals and stakeholders,” said the Honourable 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/index.html or call 1-877-563-1063.

Key questions for consideration regarding feedback on the minimum wage are:

Once the review is completed, the committee will report back to the Minister Responsible for the Labour Relations Agency with observations and findings by mid fall 2012.

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Media contact:
Melony O’Neill
Director of Communications
Department of Environment and Conservation
709-729-2575, 689-0928

2012 09 06                                 1:25 p.m.

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