Wages Fell Under Labour, Have Grown Under ECA
October 30, 1999
the only answer Labour has to the real wage growth of almost
one per cent a year under the Employment Contracts Act,
Enterprise and Commerce Minister Max Bradford said
'Since 1991 when the Act was introduced, real wage
growth has averaged 0.9 per cent a year, compared to the
negative growth when Labour was last in office.
this, Labour leader Helen Clark continues to falsely claim
the ECA has driven wages down.
'The ECA has led to real
wage growth and has the track record to prove it,' Mr
'This is in stark contrast to Miss Clark
and the Labour party whose policies effectively cut wages
when they were last in government.
'The future with Labour
is clear; back to the failed policies of the past, back to
lower wages, higher taxes and union domination,' Mr Bradford
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