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Saskatchewan increasing minimum wage December 1, 2012


October 1, 2012
By Anthony Capkun

October 1, 2012 – The minimum wage in Saskatchewan will increase to $10.00/hour on December 1, 2012—an increase from the current minimum wage of $9.50/hour. The change also results in a corresponding increase to the minimum call-out pay to $30.00.

Labour relations and workplace safety minister Don Morgan said the government wanted to announce the 50 cent/hour-increase now to give employers ample time to prepare for the December 1 implementation date.

Public consultations on the issue indicated significant support for an increase to the minimum wage, says the government, adding that the Minister’s Advisory Committee on labour legislation review overwhelmingly supported an increase.