The Employment Forum is reviewing the minimum wage review asking the public for their views on what changes should be made to the minimum wage from April 2015.
Helen Ruelle, Chair of the Employment Forum, said: “As part of our review, we are asking the public to tell us what rate they think the minimum wage should be set at from April next year. We would particularly like to hear from minimum wage earners and employers who pay the minimum wage. We are also asking businesses in what circumstances they might be able to tolerate greater minimum wage increases in the future.”
The Forum will consider the responses that it receives as well as the latest information about the economy and wages in the Island. It will then make a recommendation to the Minister for Social Security. If the Minister accepts the Forum’s recommendations, any changes to the Law would be proposed later this year.
The survey is available online www.gov.je/consult and copies can be obtained by emailing E.Forum@gov.je, telephoning 447203, or from the Social Security Department reception desk. Respondents may also request a private meeting with the Forum. Comments must be received by 8 August 2014.