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The Employment Forum

Review of the minimum wage in Jersey 2022

The Employment Forum is once again in a position to carry out a full consultation exercise on the level of the Minimum Wage to be applied from 1 January 2023. The Forum encourages as wide a cross-section of responses as possible.

The deadline for responses to the Employment Forum consultation on the future level of the minimum wage in Jersey has been extended from 31 July to 5 August 2022.

The Social Security Minister has now asked the Forum to consider an additional question on an initial rise in the level of the main minimum wage rate to £10 an hour from 1 October 2022, and to express its views to the Minister. This is a question which did not form part of the original survey.

The Minister has also asked the Forum to consider whether further action will be needed in January 2023, including exploring the question of a rise in short time to the minimum wage target agreed by the previous States Assembly of two thirds of the average median wage, which would equate to an hourly rate on current estimates of just under £10.80.

The Forum invites those organisations and individuals who have already contributed their views on the minimum wage rate and those who are yet to do so to consider these additional questions, and in particular asks for views on the appropriate future hourly rates between the current hourly rate of £9.22 and £10.80. The original survey will not be amended, but views can be sent to the Secretary to the Forum, Nic Turner, at E.Forum@gov.je

Additional questions for respondents

Do you agree or disagree that the Government should take steps to increase the main minimum wage rate to £10 an hour from 1 October 2022? Give your reasons.

"Do you agree or disagree that the Government should move as quickly as possible to an hourly rate figure that corresponds to two-thirds of the average median wage, currently around £10.80? Give your reasons.

Review of the minimum wage in Jersey 2022 consultation

About the Employment Forum

The Employment Forum role will be to act as a non-political consultative body.

The forum will need to consult on the rate of minimum wage and other employment related issues as directed by the Social Security Minister. After views have been received in consultation the forum will need to report these to the minister along with recommendations on each issue.

The forum's role and responsibilities are formalised in the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003.

Employment Forum’s terms of reference

Employment forum privacy notice

The Employment forum privacy notice explains how the forum will use your information.

The Employment Forum members

Appointments are usually made for a three year term, which can be extended or renewed. The minister appoints members based on their interest in employment relations and their diversity of backgrounds.

The forum is made up of up to 9 members, including representatives of employers, employees and independent members.

The current members are:

  • Carla Benest (Chair)
  • Dougie Gray
  • Graeme Stokes
  • Donna Abel
  • Mark Richardson
  • Claire Kingham
  • Hilary Griffin
  • Marianne Hendry

Keep updated with future consultations

If you would like to be added to the forum's consultation database to receive all future consultation papers and recommendations, email the Employment Forum secretary.

Employment forum privacy policy

Employment Forum recommendations

Employment Forum's recommendations on the minimum wage

​Subject of consultation​Date of forum's recommendation​Forum's recommendation

​Statutory Annual Leave entitlement and working day rest breaks

​22 March 2021
Employment Forum's recommendation for annual leave and rest breaks
​Review of family friendly employment rights
​15 December 2017
Employment Forum's recommendation for family friendly employment rights
​Short fixed-term contracts and the two-thirds rule for protection against unfair dismissal​11 December 2015Employment Forum's recommendation for short fixed-term contracts and the two-thirds rule for protection against unfair dismissal
​Compensation awards in respect of written terms of employment, pay slips and rest days​11 December 2015 ​Employment Forum's recommendation for compensation awards in respect of written terms of employment, pay slips and rest days
​Employment protection for armed forces reservists​14 February 2014​​Employment Forum's recommendation for protection for armed forces reservists
​Employment law codes of practice, including disciplinary and grievance procedures, uninterrupted rest days and therapeutic work​25 July 2013​​Employment Forum's recommendation on the employment law codes of practice
​Qualifying period for protection against unfair dismissal​10 June 2013Employment Forum's recommendation on the qualifying period for protection against unfair dismissal
Right to representation in disciplinary and grievance hearings​7 March 2013​​​Employment Forum's recommendation on representation in disciplinary and grievance hearings
​Tribunal costs and vexatious claims​ ​​20 December 2010 ​ Employment Forum's recommendation on costs and vexatious claims
Download minister's response to the Employment Forum's recommendation on costs and vexatious claims
​Triggering collective redundancy rights​30 September 2010 Employment Forum's recommendation on collective redundancy​
​Therapeutic work​29 May 2009Employment Forum's recommendation on therapeutic work and the employment law
​Maternity, paternity and family friendly working ​17 June 2008​ ​ Employment Forum's recommendation on maternity, paternity and family friendly working
Minister's response to the Employment Forum's recommendation on maternity, paternity and family friendly working
​Employment tribunal powers in unfair dismissal awards17 June 2008​Employment Forum's recommendation on employment tribunal powers in unfair dismissal rewards
​Redundancy and business transfer ​​14 June 2006 ​​​Employment Forum's recommendation on redundancy and business transfers
Minister's response​​​ to the Employment Forum's recommendation on redundancy and business transfers
​Rest day entitlements and operational urgency​August 2004Employment Forum's recommendation on the issue of rest day entitlement and operational urgency
​Fixed term contracts and unfair dismissal​August 2004Employment Forum's recommendation on fixed term contract and unfair dismissal
​Holiday entitlement and rest days​April 2002​​Employment Forum's recommendation on holiday entitlement and rest days
​Unfair dismissal legislation ​December 2001​​Employment Forum's recommendation on unfair dismissal legislation
​Enforcement procedure​May 2001​​Employment Forum's recommendation on enforcement procedure
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