The long-awaited increase in the minimum wage is expected to be implemented on July 1. The move, which is a part of the Peoples United Party’s campaign promise, is being drafted by a Minimum Wage Task Force. The task force was established last month to oversee the implementation of the five-dollar minimum wage in a phased approach. According to Minister of Constitutional Reform, Henry Charles Usher the task force is expected to present its recommendations to Cabinet by the end of this month.
Henry Charles-Usher, Minister of Public Service:“It is something that I completely support with the raising of the minimum wage to $5. The task force, true the Minister of Labour, they’re almost finished with their work and they will be making their recommendations to Cabinet, very soon I hope. I believe that they were given a time frame of around the end of April so I believe that very soon we should be able to hear something from them and then we can see what we can implement going forward. But, on a personal position, I certainly need to see, or, will support the raising of the minimum wage.”