26 Jan 2023

Economist Shamubeel Eaqub on question of minimum wage

From Checkpoint, 5:37 pm on 26 January 2023

The Council of Trade Unions is calling for the minium wage to be raised almost $2.50 an hour to $23.65, to match the living wage.

National's finance spokesperson Nicola Willis says the minium wage is already high enough and any further jump would fuel inflation.

Economist Shamubeel Eaqub from Sense Partners joins Lisa Owen with his analysis.