Minimum wage to rise to $20 an hour

A Stuff article.

The Government has confirmed it will raise the minimum wage to $20 per hour from April 1 next year.

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood said, as New Zealand recovered and rebuilt from Covid-19, the Government was committed to supporting New Zealanders by raising wages.

“There are many Kiwis who earn the minimum wage that have gone above and beyond in our fight against Covid. I think everyone agrees those who served us so well during lockdown – including supermarket workers, cleaners, and security guards – deserve a pay rise.

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