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November 4, 2009
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Public Invited to Participate in Review of Minimum Wage

Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour

The Prince Edward Island Employment Standards Board is inviting Islanders to present written submissions for consideration during the annual review of the provincial minimum wage.

The Employment Standards Board meets at least once a year to review the Minimum Wage Order and make recommendations to government. The minimum wage on Prince Edward Island recently increased to $8.40 per hour on October 1, 2009.

Deadline for written submissions is December 9, 2009. Submissions are to be sent to Hazel Walsh, Employment Standards Board, PO Box 2000, 161 St. Peterís Road, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8, by fax to (902) 368-5476 or by e-mail to hawalsh@gov.pe.ca.

The Board is made up of representatives of employers and employees, with a neutral chairperson.

The annual review is in accordance with section 5(1)(a) of the Prince Edward Island Employment Standards Act.

More information on employment standards or the Employment Standards Board can be found at www.gov.pe.ca/cca.

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Media Contact: Autumn Tremere
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