Minister Accepts Minimum Wage Rise

11th October 2018

A proposed 6.9% increase in Jersey’s minimum wage has been accepted by the Social Security Minister.

Deputy Judy Martin says she’s considered the Employment Forum’s recommendation for two hikes in 2019:

  • £7.88 per hour on 1 April 2019
  • £8.02 per hour on 1 October 2019

She says she’s pleased to take forward the biggest minimum wage rise in a decade.

That’s despite concerns from the Jersey Chamber of Commerce, with President Eliot Lincoln saying significant wage rises could cause employers to cut hours or staff numbers, lead to higher prices and drive up inflation.

The minimum wage will now have to be agreed by the States Assembly.

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