Committee On Living Wage To Meet On April 20

April 13, 2017

The Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on the ‘Living Wage’ will conduct a Public Meeting on Thursday, 20th April 2017 at 8:00p.m. in the St. Paul’s Centennial Church Hall, located on Court and Victoria Street, in Hamilton.

“It is expected that the selected panelists will deliberate on matters relating to the establishment of a living wage for Bermuda,” a spokesperson said.

“In addition, there will be an extensive examination of the unparalleled growth of income inequality in Bermuda, the impact of the over two decade long reliance on low cost foreign labour and the various employment practices facing Bermudians in the workplace and the impact that is having on households.

“The Committee has invited, Barrister and Attorney Mr. Philip Perinchief, Bermuda Industrial Union Mr. Chris Furbert, Chairman, Lynne Winfield from CURB, and guest presenters, Mr. Craig Simmons and Mr. Pernal Grant.

“The bi-partisan Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on the ‘Living Wage’ is comprised of Members of the House of Assembly and the Senate, The Committee will in due course convey their findings and recommendations as it relates to the establishment of a living wage for Bermuda by way of a final report to Parliament during the upcoming session.

“The Chairperson of the Committee is Mr. Rolfe Commissiong. The other Committee Members are: Mr. Shawn Crockwell, Sen. Kim Wilkerson, Mr. Lawrence Scott, Senator Vic Ball, Ms. Leah Scott, and Mr. Mark Pettingill.

“Members of the public are invited to attend the Meeting to be held, at the St. Paul’s Centennial Church Hall, located on Court and Victoria Street, Hamilton HM 12.

“Written submissions may also be forwarded for the attention of the Chair to the following email addresses: blackstar@northrock.bm and krscott@gov.bm.”

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  1. cpm says:

    Commissiong in charge means it will be all about race

  2. Triangle Drifter says:

    Half of the committee are lawyers. They ought to know about being short on cash. Who selected this “Joint Select Committee” anyway. Sounds important but more likely Rolfe getting his drum out to make some noise again.

  3. Ben S says:

    Really. “…there will be an extensive examination of the unparalleled growth of income inequality in Bermuda.”

    It may come as a shock to some but we live in a free market society. It is foolish to focus on income inequality once you consider what those who keep beating the income inequality ‘drum’ will suggest. Poverty and income inequality are not the same although I suspect both phrases will be used as if they are interchangeable and identical in meaning. Almost without exception, those who bemoan income inequality will focus on how to make wealthy people poorer and NOT how to make poor people richer. If two people were in a room together and one had $5 and the other had $1, their position would be that the person with $5 must have stolen from the other person. But then again that is what liberals believe anyway…..

  4. Barnacle says:

    Omg anything involving Lynn Winfield and/or CURB has ZERO credibility.

  5. Need Peace says:

    Be careful! All of your privilege is showing!!!!