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Minimum wage increase postponement "most sensible option" - CECC

Tuesday, 31 March, 2020 - 15:22

The planned minimum wage increase for 1 April should be postponed to reduce pressure on businesses during an unprecedented and challenging time, says Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Leeann Watson.

Minimum wage increase - vital support for our lowest paid - CTU

Tuesday, 31 March, 2020 - 15:04

On April 1 the minimum wage will increase $1.20 an hour $18.90 (currently $17.70).

Minimum wage increase should be deferred - Business Central

Tuesday, 31 March, 2020 - 12:41

The Government's decision to continue with the implementation to increase the minimum wage will further hurt economic recovery.

The minimum wage is set to rise to $18.90 tomorrow, up from $17.70, in what will be the second $1.20 increase in a row.

Minimum wage increases vital for over 250,000 workers

Tuesday, 31 March, 2020 - 10:13

Tomorrow’s scheduled minimum wage increase is vital for the hundreds of thousands of minimum wage earners who are doing it tough through the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Minimum wage increase must be deferred - Simon Bridges

Tuesday, 31 March, 2020 - 08:43

The Government must defer the minimum wage increase set to come in to force tomorrow, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says.

"With the entire country under lockdown, businesses up and down the country are already facing huge financial struggles.

Delay minimum wage increase - BusinessNZ

Tuesday, 31 March, 2020 - 08:37

Tomorrow’s increase in the minimum wage will cause additional difficulties in many businesses once the wage subsidy is discontinued, BusinessNZ says.

Employers are currently assisted by the wage subsidy in paying employees 80 percent of their usual wage.

Postponement of minimum wage increase only option - EMA

Monday, 30 March, 2020 - 14:52

The EMA is urging the Government to postpone the planned significant increase to the minimum wage on Wednesday, as employers grapple with keeping their doors open amid COVID-19.

Government support package a good place to start - Retail NZ

Tuesday, 17 March, 2020 - 17:32

Retail NZ welcomes Finance Minister Grant Robertson’s announcement today of a support package as a good starting point, however, the support doesn't go far enough for some retail businesses.

Economic package should go harder and faster - Simon Bridges

Tuesday, 17 March, 2020 - 15:56

The economic package released today by Labour, the Greens and NZ First puts money in the pockets of beneficiaries faster than it does most businesses, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says.

COVID-19: Minimum wage hike without support will cost jobs - NZTU

Tuesday, 17 March, 2020 - 15:45

The New Zealand Taxpayers' Union is criticising the Government's failure to cover the cost to businesses of the minimum wage increase scheduled for April.