February 26, 2013
Māori Party unimpressed with minimum wage hike
The Government is upping the minimum wage by 25 cents leaving its support parties divided on the issue.
The Māori Party says the increase on the first of April from $13.50 to $13.75 is pitiful.
Waiariki MP Te Ururoa Flavell says a $16 an hour minimum wage would address some of the income inequality that is now a major threat to economic well being and social cohesion.
ACT leader John Banks says the increase will cause business failures and jobs losses.
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