Economy

Minimum wage to rise to $20/hr from April

Paul McBeth
Thu, 17 Dec 2020

Paul McBeth
Thu, 17 Dec 2020
The government has confirmed the latest hike to the minimum wage with an increase from $18.90 to $20 an hour next April.Labour campaigned on implementing a $20 minimum wage in 2017 and today’s announcement ticks off that commitment in the originally flagged timeframe. When Labour took office with NZ First and the Greens in 2017, the minimum wage was $15.75 an hour.Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood said the hike will affect about 175,000 workers, or roughly 6.4 percent of the 2.7 million people employed in the September...

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