Opinions sought on Isle of Man minimum wage
- 27 March 2014
- From the section Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin
The Isle of Man government is seeking public opinion on plans to increase the minimum wage for Manx workers.
The current hourly rate for adults - introduced last October - is £6.40, compared with £6.50 in the UK.
The Minimum Wage Committee wants to hear from workers, employers, trade unions and other interested groups.
Economic Development Minister John Shimmin said having a minimum wage was an important way to "protect the vulnerable and make work pay".
The Minimum Wage Act on the island requires the rate to be reviewed regularly - usually annually. The closing date for submissions is 25 April.