We have had many discussions about this.
Some of you love the idea of raising the minimum wage.
Some of you do not.
The current minimum wage is $10.20, which is one of the lowest in Canada. However, the restaurant industry is anticipating some concerns with the coming raises. As such, they want an exemption from the minimum wage.
In the story below, this is a quote from Mark von Schellwitz, who is a Restaurants Canada spokesman, is quoted as saying this;
We have certainly heard from a number of our members over the last few weeks who are extremely concerned about surviving this increase, especially in an economic climate where they are already seeing their sales decline because of the downturn,” he said Wednesday.
“We are asking them (the NDP government) to adjust that promise and let’s take this one step at a time, one year at a time.
You can read the story here.
What the restaurants industry is looking for is the option to pay a servers who earn tips and young people who are in their first jobs less.
As a little fun fact here is the minimum wage across Canada.
Do you Agree or Disagree that the restaurant industry should get an exemption from minimum wages?