11 May 2021

Reti:govt has messaging wrong over public sector pay freeze

From First Up, 5:50 am on 11 May 2021

The National Party's deputy leader Shane Reti says we risk losing our doctors and nurses at the time we need them the most due to the public sector pay freeze revealed last week. Earlier this week, the pay of public servants earning more than $60,000 a year was frozen for the next three years. Pay rises for those in this salary range can only be made under exceptional circumstances. Nathan Rarere asked Dr Reti whether the government had got its messaging wrong.