The Chamber in Charlottetown acknowledges a positive step with Thursday’s announcement of a minimum wage increase, but says more can be done to improve the predictability of such increases.
The province announced that the minimum wage will increase by 30 cents to $11.55 per hour on April 1, 2018.
The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce has pushed for at least six month’s notice on increases, so it says Thursday’s notice is a move toward a more timely process.
However, the Chamber is repeating the call to tie minimum wage increases to the previous year’s Consumer Price Index. It says that since October 2008, PEI’s minimum wage has increased by 41%, while the increase to CPI was just over 12%.