The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released information Wednesday that indicates eighty-nine per cent of Alberta business owners surveyed want the provincial government to freeze minimum wage at current levels of $13.60 per hour.
Citing their own analysis that shows the minimum wage in Alberta has risen almost four times faster than inflation since 2005, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) called on the provincial government to halt further minimum wage hikes.
James Pickersgill would be the first to tell you he’s not a master of social media. And he wouldn’t exactly call himself an activist, even though he played a determined role in getting the pretty town of Cobourg, Ont., to change its bylaws to allow for boulevard gardens.
It’s three minutes to 11 in the a.m., the first working day of the new year. You are about to purchase your second cup of coffee. There you are, standing in line, counting nickels. Perhaps you are contemplating the runaway costs of the seasonal festivities just past. […]
The NDP to pause their minimum wage advancement at $13.60 while they study the effects of higher minimum wages and create a comprehensive poverty reduction strategy, Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark said Tuesday. […]
The province will move closer to its goal of a $15 minimum wage this fall with a $1 increase Oct. 1 bringing the minimum wage to $12.20. A second increase of $1.40 will take place Oct. 1, 2017, bringing minimum wage to $13.60. Additionally, the current liquor server rate will be removed Oct. 1 of this year. […]
The government says it will listen to employers and employees on how to move forward with changes to the minimum wage, and are planning focused consultations with key stakeholders, including employers, social service organizations, and low-income earners, over the next month. […]
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has launched an online petition to stop the minimum wage hike recently passed by Alberta’s NDP government. The petition looks to capture Alberta independent business owners’ reaction to the government’s plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2018. […]
The Wildrose Official Opposition has been a strong, positive and moderate voice for Alberta businesses in the legislature, while the NDP has remained ideologically stuck on making a dramatic 50 per cent increase to minimum wage across Alberta. […]
By Morinville News Staff
Edmonton – Approximately 26,000 Albertans will see their paycheques increase this fall after the province raises the general minimum wage Sept. 1. At that time, the minimum wage will rise from $9.40 to $9.75 per hour, an increase of approximately 3.5 per cent. There will be no change to the liquor server minimum wage, which will remain at $9.05 per hour… […]