May - PEI public sector wage reductions passed

Date: 
May 17, 1994
Pay rate reductions took effect for all Prince Edward Island public employees as a result of the Public Sector Pay Reduction Act passed by the Catherine Callback Liberal government. Pay rates were reduced by 3¾ percent for those whose pay rate was $28,000 or less and by 7½ percent for those whose pay rate exceeded that amount. The legislation proved to be so unpopular that it was the single most important factor that led to the government’s defeat two years later.