2013 Media Statement
Minimum wage to
Labour Minister Simon Bridges today
announced the minimum wage is to rise to $13.75.
current wage rate is $13.50.
The training and new
entrants’ minimum wages will increase from $10.80 to $11,
which is 80 per cent of the adult minimum wage.
these wage rates represents a careful balance between
protecting low paid workers and ensuring jobs are not lost
as the economic recovery gains pace,” says Mr Bridges.
“The Government is firmly focussed on growing the
economy and boosting incomes. Through our Business Growth
Agenda we are creating opportunities to help grow more jobs
in New Zealand, for New Zealanders.”
The new minimum
wage rates will come into effect on 1 April.
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