Call for feedback on living wage
The Government is to host a series of public meetings on the creation of a living wage or a minimum wage in Bermuda.
The first of the meetings, organised by the Ministry of Labour, Community Affairs and Sport, will be held at the St George’s Cricket Club on Thursday, with further meetings to be held in Hamilton and Somerset.
The meetings come after Lovitta Foggo, the Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sport, announced a plan to create a wage commission to talk with stakeholders about a living wage or minimum wage.
A ministry spokeswoman said: “The aim is to provide more information and discussion on the topic.
“Legislation is currently in the works to enable the creation of the commission so that their work can begin.
“The commission will be responsible for conducting research, consulting and providing a report to the minister on their work which will include recommendations for the establishment of a living/minimum wage.”
Panellists for the meetings will include Rolfe Commissioning, the government MP and chairman of the Joint Select Committee on the establishment of a living/minimum wage regime,
Nathan Kowalski, chief financial officer at Anchor Investment Management, Cordell Riley, statistician, Philip Perinchief, lawyer, and Chris Furbert, president of the Bermuda Industrial Union.
The meetings will be held at St George’s Cricket Club on Thursday, St Paul African Methodist Episcopal Centennial Hall on May 9 and Somerset Cricket Club on May 16.
All of the meetings will begin at 6.30pm.