Review Committee Reaffirms Recommendation to Increase Minimum Wage

first_imgNova Scotia’s Minimum Wage Review Committee has recommended staying the course on planned increases for minimum wage earners. The committee of two employer and two employee representatives recommends the annual increase proceed, which would raise minimum wage to $8.60 from $8.10 per hour on April 1. “Steadily increasing the minimum wage is the right thing to do for working families and individuals who are trying to build a career and contribute to society,” said Mark Parent, Minister of Labour and Workforce Development. “I am pleased that the committee has reaffirmed its recommendation that the minimum wage be increased.” Mr. Parent asked, in light of current economic conditions, that the committee continue to monitor the minimum wage. He also asked the committee to look at minimum wage increases and tip differential for workers in the restaurant and bar industry. The committee was not able to reach consensus on a tip or gratuity differential, which is a lower minimum wage for servers in licensed establishments. The review committee’s report has been posted on the Labour and Workforce Development website and is open for comment. The committee recommended continuing the following plan of minimum wage increases: May 1, 2008: 6.5 per cent increase to $8.10 per hour April 1, 2009: 6.2 per cent increase to $8.60 per hour April 1, 2010: 6.9 per cent increase to $9.20 per hour. Oct. 1, 2010: 4.8 per cent increase to $9.65 per hour. The plan is to reach the Low Income Cut-off Level by 2010. The committee will continue to meet annually to monitor economic indicators and examine other issues. The public is encouraged to comment on the report by March 2. For an English copy of the report, visit . A French copy will be posted by Feb. 16.last_img read more

Seventh annual General Brocks October Soirée set for Oct 25

Brock University staff, students and faculty should be prepared for some minor disruptions during Saturday’s seventh annual General Brock’s October Soirée.All buses will be redirected to the temporary bus staging on Isaac Brock Blvd. West from 5 p.m. to midnight on Oct. 25. Buses will return to their normal pickup in front of Schmon Tower on Sunday.Lot S East will be reserved for event parking beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday. Permit holders can park in Zone 1.Pay parking on Isaac Brock Blvd. West will not be available on Saturday. Pay parking is available at Lot D ($7 day rate) or at many pay machine/meter spaces around campus.Guernsey Market will be closed Saturday as it hosts Soirée. DeCew/Lowenberger dining halls will be open from 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., and the Walker Food Court will be open from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.The sold out Soirée begins at 6 p.m. and is a fundraiser for students attending the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts.About 300 guests are expected as Brock continues its 50th anniversary celebrations. read more

Anja Althaus joins HC Vardar next season

Ana Djokic has decided to put an end to her career next season, and HC Vardar and Samsonenko did not wait for too long to find a replacement. Her replacement for the next season will be the 31-year old experienced German player Anja Althaus – who is currently wearing the shirt of Thuringer HC.Althaus has rich career, with over 200 caps for Germany and more than 500 goals, winning bronze medal in 2007. Her club career has been successful as well, winning the Champions League twice in 2009 and 2010 with Danish Viborg.source: anja althauschampions leaguegermanyhandballThuringer HC ← Previous Story ASOBAL (Round 16): Barcelona deals easily with Cuenca Next Story → Sead Hasanefendic strong candidate for PSG Handball bench