Ontario Needs Sensible Minimum Wage Rules – Robinson

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THUNDER BAY – Business – Charla Robinson wants to see a sensible system for setting Ontario’s minimum wage. The Chamber of Commerce President explained the issue in an interview with NetNewsLedger.

Current Minimum Wage Process Too Random

 “The current method for setting minimum wage is random at best – no one knows when it will be adjusted in the future or by how much,” says Charla Robinson, Chamber President. “We are recommending that the minimum wage be tied to inflation to make the process fair, predictable and transparent. Adjustments should happen every two years and be publicized well in advance so that business can plan for the change.” 

Pegging the minimum wage to inflation is fair for both employees and employers, can be easily understood and would remove political interference from the process. In addition, the predictability of changing minimum wage rates at regular intervals such as every two years would allow business to plan accordingly.

The Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a New Members reception and the Chamber After Business Reception this week at Confederation College. For the latest from the Chamber of Commerce visit www.tb-chamber.on.ca.

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