Minimum wage

NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Housing critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) has questions for government about the plight of tenants in her district and elsewhere in the province.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says her caucus’s latest petition is garnering support from all corners of the province, even though it will not officially launch the campaign until tomorrow (Sat., June 14).

“The province’s lowest-paid workers are being left behind in the prosperity we should all be sharing in,” Michael said today.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says she is disappointed, but not entirely surprised, that the three members of the NDP caucus were the only ones who voted for an NDP private member’s resolution to accept the recommendations of government’s 2012 Minimum Wage Review Committee by immediately raising the hourly wage of the province’s lowest-paid workers, and indexing futu

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

Members of the NDP caucus in the House of Assembly believe the minimum wage in this province has not kept pace with increases in the cost of living. In a private member’s motion to be debated today, the caucus will invite members of the house to support this idea and take action.

 
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 (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) wants government to know that the way it treats the lowest-paid workers in the province is a disgrace. After the Minimum Wage Advisory Committee filed its recommendations in December 2012, government took 10 months before making changes that barely took the committee’s recommendations into consideration.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader and Natural Resources critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says questions continue around the Muskrat Falls megaproject; the newest arise from the latest application made to Nova Scotia’s Utility and Review Board, that province’s equivalent body to NL’s Public Utilities Board.

 

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NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says a late Friday afternoon announcement about minimum wage increases is a perfect demonstration that government remains out of touch with those in the province who earn the lowest wages for the work they do.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says Labour Day would be an excellent opportunity for the provincial government to announce it is finally taking action on a review of the minimum wage submitted last December.

 

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