Grenada to start consultations on revising minimum wage

By Rumi Samuel Published on March 15, 2023
Grenada to start consultations on revising minimum wage

Grenada’s Attorney General and Minister for Legal Affairs, Labour and Consumer Affairs Claudette Joseph have mandated the Wage Advisory Committee under the Chairmanship of Dr Curlan Gilchrist to commence a series of consultations with major stakeholders to revise Grenada’s minimum wage as well as broaden the scope of the Minimum Wage Order. 

The Wage Advisory Committee was reconstituted on September 1, 2022, for three years. It was set up to address the minimum wage in Grenada, which was not reviewed over the past 11 years.

The review of the minimum wage is one of the Government's priorities. It is aligned with the National Sustainable Development Goal 2: Vibrant, Dynamic, Competitive Economy with Supporting Climate and Disaster Resilient Infrastructure, and Sustainable Development Goals 1, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10.  

A statement says the Committee is excited to begin these consultations and will commence discussions on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, with key members from the Grenada Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Grenada Employers’ Confederation.  

The Committee will be holding further one-on-one consultations with other stakeholders, in addition to Town Hall Meetings in various communities, and urges all interested parties to take advantage of the opportunities for input and feedback as the country works together to ensure the implementation of a sustainable Minimum Wage Policy for the workers of Grenada. 

The public has been told to look out for the Town Hall Meeting schedule on the Government Information Service (GIS), other media outlets and the Government’s various social media platforms.

Rumi Samuel

Rumi Samuel

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