Stop Minimum Wage Cuts

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To Rt Hon Christopher Luxon, Prime Minister and Hon Brooke van Velden, Minister of Workplace Relations

We are calling on you  to do the right thing and deliver minimum wage increases that don’t see New Zealand workers fall further behind.

All workers in Aotearoa New Zealand have the right to a liveable income to support their families and live with dignity.

 

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Stop Minimum Wage Cuts

To Rt Hon Christopher Luxon, Prime Minister and Hon Brooke van Velden, Minister of Workplace Relations

We are calling on you  to do the right thing and deliver minimum wage increases that don’t see New Zealand workers fall further behind.

All workers in Aotearoa New Zealand have the right to a liveable income to support their families and live with dignity.

Especially during a cost-of-living crisis, the Government has a responsibility to ensure that all workers have enough to afford rent, pay the bills, put good food on the table, and buy their kids what they need.

The Government’s decision to only increase the minimum wage by 2%, when inflation is 4.7% is a cut to the minimum wage in real terms.  Pushing wages backwards at a time when so many are doing it tough is simply heartless.

All New Zealanders benefit from minimum wage increases because they drive up wages, local economies prosper, and our communities are safer and healthier.

We believe all workers should be paid at least a Living Wage, but at the very least, the Government must deliver annual increases to the minimum wage that lift low-paid workers’ incomes in real terms.

Everyone deserves to earn a fair wage for their work.