Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc. - Closing the Gap
Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc. - Closing
Simon Bridges says increasing the minimum
wage will cost us at least 6000 jobs, hurt businesses and
Rubbish, says Peter Malcolm National
Secretary of Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc. There
is no research that backs Minister of Labour Bridges
comments. In fact in the US and in Britain, recent research
has failed to detect significant adverse employment effects
upon raising the minimum wage. Some of the reasons are that
slightly higher labour costs can, at least partly, be offset
by lower turnover rates and absenteeism, as well as higher
motivation and productivity. Minimum wage earners are also
consumers, so the extra money they get from higher wages is
usually fed back into the
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