Employers plan to reduce 2009 pay increases: Survey

Ontario employers most likely to cut increases, followed by Quebec
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 12/17/2008

 The economic slowdown is making many employers reconsider their planned salary increases for 2009, according to a new survey.

The survey by HR consulting firm Morneau Sobeco found of the 168 employers surveyed, 81 (48 per cent) will decrease their planned pay increases for non-union employees by at least one-half of a percentage point.

Another 14 per cent plan to freeze 2009 pay across the board.