Raising the Minimum Wage on PEI!!!!


It was recently announced that the minimum wage would be increased next year in two increments to a maximum of $11 per hour. The protests,outrage and prediction of doom from the Food and Tourism industries were unbelievable. Liam Dolan thinks it will cause hardship for the Restaurateurs, they will have to cut back on staff. Will be unable to pay this huge wage increase, and as a consequent many young people/students will not find work next summer. One has to wonder if the larger minimum wage employers will end up in bankruptcy? My Macdonaldsheart goes out to these struggling employers, the Tim Hortons-MacDonalds-Burger king-KFC and not forgetting our very own Murphy Group. It seems the concerns of these ungrateful minimum wage earners and their struggle to feed and cloth their families or keep a roof Timsover their heads will ruin the job market.  Maybe ruin the Island economy, certainly the sale of Cabin cruisers,yachts and high end autos will suffer. I can’t believe these minimum wagers earners can be so hard on their generous employers.  Do they know this is the Christmas Season yet just don’t care. Can I hear a voice from the past saying Bah Humbug are there no work houses, no prisons.

God Bless and keep reading.

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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