Nova Scotia's NDP vows to continue increasing minimum wage
Published Saturday, September 14, 2013 12:56PM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, September 14, 2013 5:36PM EDT
HALIFAX -- Nova Scotia's NDP party is promising to continue increasing minimum wage if re-elected on Oct. 8.
Premier Darrell Dexter says minimum wage is adjusted annually to keep in line with the cost of living in the province.
A news release says the adjustment is based on the previous year's consumer price index and the low income cut-off.
Dexter says the NDP has increased the wage four times since 2009.
The province's minimum wage is currently $10.30 per hour for experienced employees and $9.80 per hour for inexperienced employees.
Dexter slammed the Liberal party, saying that during their last five years in government, minimum wage only increased 35 cents.
He also charged that Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie has said the current minimum wage is too high.