15 Jul 2014

Niue four-day week continuing to Xmas

1:54 pm on 15 July 2014

The Niue government has extended a four-day working week, brought in in lieu of a 20 percent pay rise, until the end of the year.

The paid day off was brought in in January when the government was unable to fulfil a promise to increase public servants' wages.

Workers have been taking Fridays off.

A government official says the arrangement was to finish at the end of June but has been extended until the end of the year.

There had been some criticism of the move with an opposition MP calling it mickey mouse.