Minimum wage – would you support a wage of between $9 to $10 per hour?
Members are urged to provide feedback on the minimum wage which was set at CI$6.00 dollars per hour in 2016 but is now up for review. There are presently two Chamber Council members included in the Minimum Wage Advisory Committee, which issued the following press release:
“From 20 June to 31 July 2023, the public is asked to give their feedback by way of completing an online survey on Survey Monkey to share their thoughts and concerns. The Minimum Wage Advisory Committee (MWAC) is comprised of 16 members representing employers, employees, and members of the community, including youth and the Sister Islands, and meets weekly since convening on 25 January 2023. The MWAC continues to collect and review the necessary data which they will consider when making their recommendation in a report due to Cabinet by 30 September.
Community town hall meetings are also in the works and will be announced as soon as arrangements are finalised. Printed surveys will be made available at the district public libraries after 4 July.
Chairman Lemuel Hurlston states, “We encourage the public to give us their feedback on this important topic. The data we gather will assist us in making the best possible recommendations for the Cayman community as a whole”.
Persons can complete the survey by visiting the Ministry of Border Control and Labour web page or by clicking https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MWAC23. To keep updated on the public consultation campaign like and follow us on Facebook at Minimum Wage Cayman and on Instagram at @minimumwageky. The MWAC can also be contacted via email [email protected].”
The Chamber would also like to know your thoughts on raising the minimum wage to between 9 and 10 dollars an hour. How would that affect your business? Would you have to lose staff? Would the remaining staff have to do more? Would you have to raise prices? We would love to hear from you! Please contact us via email: [email protected]