Call To ACTION: Minimum Wage Increase Survey

| June 4, 2015

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On May 23, Alberta’s chambers passed new resolutions at the Alberta Chambers of Commerce’s Annual Policy Session. Amongst the new policies developed by our federation’s community chambers is a new policy entitled:

Impacts of Significant Wage Increase. This new policy addresses the Provincial Government’s proposal to raise Alberta’s minimum wage to $15 per hour from its current rate of $10.20 per hour.
Call To ACTION:  Minimum Wage Increase Survey

On Friday, May 29, 2015, Lori Sigurdson, the Minister of Jobs, Skills, Training, and Labour announced that consultations regarding a minimum wage increase would take place in June. It is expected that consultations will be complete by early July and the phased increases will take effect starting October 1, 2015.

As we receive more information regarding the consultation process, locations, and dates, we will keep you informed.

The ACC is looking to gather information on the impacts of this minimum wage increase from Alberta’s businesses. The attached survey will provide us with a better understanding of the concrete effects of this change. Moreover, we will take this information to the provincial government to ensure that they fully understand its impacts.  Click survey link below:
http://business.abchamber.ca/news/details/minimum-wage-increase-survey

Please note that problems have been identified with regards to Question #9 of the ACC’s Minimum Wage Survey. This question does not allow respondents to select none of the indicated options.

Respondents who would like to indicate that there will be no effect on their business should select any of the options listed but indicate that the minimum wage will not effect them in the comments section. The ACC will adjust the results manually based on these comment responses.

Should you have any questions, please contact Jonathan Seib at jseib@abchamber.ca.

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