SASKATCHEWAN MINIMUM WAGE GOES UP OCT. 1
(Apr. 17/14) Saskatchewan’s hourly minimum wage climbs from $10 to $10.20 on Oct.1. Although this reasonable two-per-cent increase was announced with sufficient notice, it will still cost the province’s restaurateurs $6.2 million collectively, or $2,600 for the average restaurant.
Moving forward, the minimum wage will be indexed using a formula that gives equal weight to the percentage changes in the provincial Consumer Price Index (CPI) and average hourly wage for the previous year.
Restaurants Canada is still lobbying government to introduce tip and training differentials to recognize the varied income and experience of employees, while helping our members better cope with these wage increases.
“The money has to come from someplace like less disposable income for the owners, an increase in menu prices for Saskatchewan residents … or less hours for minimum wage earners.”
– Restaurants Canada’s Dwayne Marling in Metro Regina, March 31
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