Business protests increase in Workers Comp premiums

The chambers of commerce in the province’s largest cities have launched a letter writing campaign against increases in Workers Compensation premiums, according to the Daily Gleaner.

Officials from the chambers representing businesses in Moncton, Saint John and Fredericton say premiums are up 33% this year with indications there could be an even bigger hike next year.

Krista Ross, head of the Fredericton chamber, issued a news release saying this is an issue that affects businesses in every industry and every part of the province. The chambers are encouraging not only businesses but individuals to speak out against the increases.