NZ minimum wage due to increase to $17.70 per hour

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New Zealand workers on the minimum wage are set for a significant pay rise.

The Government has announced it will increase the minimum wage to $17.70 an hour on April 1, with further increases to take it to $20 by 2021.

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway said the 2019 increase would mean an extra $48 a week before tax for minimum-wage workers.

“The Government is determined to improve the wellbeing and living standards of all New Zealanders as we build a productive, sustainable and inclusive economy,” Lees-Galloway said. Source stuff.co.nz

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