13 May 2021

Robertson: PM chooses my tie for Budget speech

From First Up, 5:49 am on 13 May 2021

The Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson acknowledges that his government's public sector pay restrictions have caused distress and upset, but maintains the restrictions don't amount to a pay freeze. Under the restrictions, public service workers who earn more than 100-thousand dollars a year can expect no pay rise until at least 2024. It's the same for most of those who earn more than 60-thousand a year. Nathan Rarere asked Mr Robertson why, if some people won't get a pay bump until 2024, it isn't a pay freeze.