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SK: Minimum wage level increases effecive today

By CO Staff @canadaone |

SK -- Effective March 1st, 2006 mimimum wage in Saskatchewan increases by 50 cents to $7.55 an hour.

The increase is the second stage of a three-stage increase announced in June 2005.

The first increase took effect September 1st, 2005 and moved the minimum wage up by 40-cents to $7.05. On March 1st, 2007 the minimum wage will go up by another 40 cents an hour to $7.95 an hour.

There are currently about 7,000 minimum wage earners in Saskatchewan, or less than two per cent of the paid workforce.

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