March 31, 2021
Minimum wage $20 from today
The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming the introduction of the new legal minimum wage of $20 per hour from today.
CTU president Richard Wagstaff says it means a pay rise for more than 170,000 New Zealanders, putting $44 a week before tax into the pockets of those who were on the previous minimum wage of $18.90.
He says COVID-19 has shown how crucial many minimum wage jobs are to the functioning of society.
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