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Budget 2021

Robertson lukewarm on public sector pay freeze

Brent Melville
Mon, 10 May 2021

Finance minister Grant Robertson.
Brent Melville
Mon, 10 May 2021
Finance minister Grant Robertson says pay for public servants such as teachers, nurses and police are still subject to collective bargaining and won’t be constrained by a government pay freeze.Robertson's comments come in response to widespread criticism about government’s decision to freeze the salaries of public servants earning above $100,000 for three years with only those earning below $60,000 eligible for an increase. Last week's Workforce Policy Statement on employment relations was slammed by public sector...

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