Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
September 5, 2019

Provincial Government to Appoint an Independent Minimum Wage Review Committee

The Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, today announced that the Provincial Government is establishing an Independent Minimum Wage Review Committee.

The Committee will be made up of an independent chair and representatives from the business and labour community. The purpose of the committee will be to solicit targeted stakeholder input and report to the Minister of Advanced Education Skills and Labour with observations, findings and recommendations on the current adjustment process for setting the minimum wage and the wage rate.

Further details will be announced once the committee is formed and the terms of reference are finalized.

In 2018, the Provincial Government amended the Labour Standards Regulations to set the minimum wage to be increased based on changes to the National Consumer Price Index.

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“Our government is committed to ensuring annual increases for minimum wage earners in Newfoundland and Labrador. By establishing an independent review committee, we are demonstrating our commitment to examine and review our labour standards legislation to ensure it remains relevant, responsive, and comparable to other jurisdictions across the country.”
Honourable Bernard Davis
Minster of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour 

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Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
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2019 09 05                              3:05 p.m.