Advocacy Alert: Minimum Wage Increase Survey Results

The Alberta Chambers of Commerce has delivered its Minimum Wage Submission to Alberta Labour Minister Christina Gray. The submission contains results from their Phase II: Minimum Wage Increase Survey. The ACC has also secured a meeting with Minister Gray on March 18.

Background:

On October 1, 2015, the Alberta Government increased the provincial minimum wage from $10.20 to $11.20 per hour, $9.20 to $10.70 per hour for liquor servers, bringing Alberta’s minimum wage from the second lowest to third highest across provinces and territories. This change reflected a 2015 election campaign commitment to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2018. In February, 2016, the Alberta Chambers of Commerce conducted its second survey of businesses regarding the impacts of minimum wage increases. The response was significant with nearly 800 qualified respondents. Based on these responses, the ACC has submitted recommendations to the Government of Alberta as it considers increases to the Provincial Minimum Wage in 2016. These recommendations reflect the priorities and concerns of the ACC and the 128 community chambers of the federation who represent over 24,000 businesses in the Province of Alberta.

Click Here to View the Submission.

Click Here to view the Cover Letter to Minister Gray. 

2016 Annual General Meeting

Members of the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting on Thursday, March 17th at the Badlands Community Facility. The evening will begin with a wine and cheese networking reception at 6:30 pm, with the meeting to follow at 7:00 pm. Deadline to RSVP is Monday, March 14.

Agenda:

    President, Executive Director & Business Advocacy Committee Reports
    2014-15 Audited Financial Statements
    Election of Board of Directors (Four 3-year terms, one 2-year term)
    DDCC Support Services Funding Request
    Open Forum

Tickets: $20 members, $25 prospective members

Register here.

   

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