17 June 2011
The public are being asked for their views on what the minimum wage should be in 2012.
The Employment Forum has released its annual minimum wage review and, as well as consulting on next year's minimum wage rates, the Forum wants to know people’s views on deducting sums for meals provided, and the criteria for meeting the trainee minimum wage rate.
David Robinson, Chairman of the Employment Forum, said “We would particularly like to hear from employees who are paid the minimum wage and employers who pay the minimum wage. The survey is available online and only takes a few minutes to complete.”
The survey is available on the website or from the Social Security Department, and Portuguese and Polish translations can be provided. Responses must be received by 12 August 2011.
Mr Robinson added that he would encourage people who were interested in minimum wage policy to apply to become a member of the Employment Forum.
He said "The Forum also reviews other aspects of employment legislation at the direction of the Social Security Minister. These are very interesting roles given the opportunity to influence employment law policy in Jersey.”
Further details about joining the Employment Forum are available on the website. Membership applications must be received by 22 July 2011.
Minimum wage review consultation (government and administration section)