New Zealand aims to raise the minimum wage from the beginning of April next year, this came in a statement from the New Zealand government a while ago, and here are the details of the news ...
The New Zealand authorities have announced that they intend to raise the minimum wage in the country to NZ $ 18.90 an hour starting next April.
Through this, Bloomberg News quoted Ian Les Galloway, Minister of Public Works and Safety, that the increase would be NZ $ 1.20, as the minimum is currently $ 17.70 per hour.
And in turn, he stressed that there is a plan to raise that limit to 20 dollars by 2021.
He said: "As long as our economy works well, we want to make sure that our workers who receive the lowest wages benefit, too."
Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway said it would mean a quarter of a million workers were better off next year.
"The new $18.90 rate will mean an extra $48 per week before tax for Kiwis who work for 40 hours on the current minimum wage," he said.