Labour Relations Agency

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) wants government to re-examine the decisions it made last fall on minimum wage. Ten months after receiving recommendations from the committee it appointed, government announced a small increase for October 2014, four years after the latest raise in minimum wage.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) wants to know why government has refused to consider a recommendation from the Voisey’s Bay Industrial Inquiry Commission – the recommendation, she believes, that would mean the province’s economy would not have to deal with lengthy strikes.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. Leader of the Third Party.

 

NDP Labour Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) has made his submission on behalf of his caucus to the panel reviewing the province’s minimum wage. He did not use the anonymous on-line poll to do so.

 

NDP Labour Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) is heartened by the number of responses government says it has received during the current review of the minimum wage. However, he says the lack of transparency around the process is hindering public awareness of the issue.

 

NDP Labour Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) says the provincial government seems to be doing its best to have the least possible public input into the province’s minimum wage.

 

Today members of the House of Assembly debated Bill 37, an act to amend the Labour Relations Act. NDP Labour Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) took the opportunity to introduce an amendment which the NDP has been vocal about for years, and which government committed to supporting in 2007.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) today announced the critic roles to be filled by members of the NDP caucus.

 

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