Saskatchewan minimum wage to increase again in October

Saskatchewan’s minimum wage is going up 36-cents in October.

The provincial government announced Friday morning that the new minimum wage will be $11.81.

“The provincial government has a strong framework in place to ensure that we are supporting both businesses and workers as we move into recovery after the pandemic.  As life returns to normal, sustainable and predictable increases to our minimum wage help ensure that everyone will be able to benefit from a strong and growing Saskatchewan in the future.”Labour relations minister Don Morgan said in a news release.

The province says the minimum wage is reviewed every year and calculated using an indexation formula, giving equal weight to changes in the Consumer Price Index and Average Hourly Wage in Saskatchewan.

Meanwhile, provincial NDP leader Ryan Meili called the increase “abysmal,” saying it’s an insult to front-line workers who made sacrifices for the safety of others during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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