May 05, 2021
Maori, workers miss out on COVID economic recovery
The Council of Trade Unions says the latest labour market data shows working people are continuing to bear the costs of the COVID-19 crisis.
Statistics New Zealand figures show 54 per cent of all working people did not receive a pay increase in the last year.
Māori and Pacific's unemployment remains more than double the Pākehā rate, and there were higher levels of underemployment and underutilisation, particularly for women.
CTU economist Craig Renney says at the same time bank profits are rising.
He says the Government should use the Budget in two weeks to reset the support provided to working people, their families, and to the unemployed
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