EDMONTON – Alberta Opposition Leader Jason Kenney says a government led by him after a spring election would cut the minimum wage for young workers to create more jobs.
This morning, I announced a United Conservative government will introduce The Open for Business Act. It will reverse massive new costs imposed on employers like Vienna Bakery by the NDP, while restoring workplace democracy and tackling youth unemployment. https://t.co/am1JjEnuO2 pic.twitter.com/Ix2swiWYRT
— Jason Kenney (@jkenney) March 15, 2019
Kenney says the United Conservatives would roll back Alberta’s $15-an-hour minimum wage to $13 an hour for those 17 or younger.
He says the current $15 across-the-board wage is curtailing hiring.
Kenney says his government also would appoint a panel to explore returning to a wage differential for alcohol servers, who can earn a lot in tips but need more hours to make that happen.
The changes are among a number of labour proposals announced by Kenney Friday.
He says a UCP government would also make changes to union rules, including restoring a mandatory secret ballot for union certification votes.