Restaurant group boycotts Saskatchewan's Minimum Wage Board

Association representing employers says "the fix is in" and the board doesn't want to hear from anyone opposing a wage hike
||Last Updated: 02/01/2005

The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) is boycotting Saskatchewan’s Minimum Wage Board. The group is upset at the board because it says it “has consistently refused to consider the views of employers in its deliberations.”

Mark von Schellwitz, CRFA’s vice-president for Western Canada, said the board is only interested in hearing from those who want an increase in the minimum wage and has no interest in hearing from groups that oppose a wage hike.

“The Saskatchewan Minimum Wage Board has lost all credibility with small business employers and the restaurant industry in particular,” he said. “Based on the board’s history and current makeup, it’s clear that the fix is in and the board will recommend another arbitrary increase to the minimum wage.”