6 Dec 2023

Union to fight moves to remove allowances for te reo competency

From Midday Report, 12:15 pm on 6 December 2023

The union representing public service workers is vowing to fight any move to remove allowances recognising competency in te reo Māori across the public sector.

The Public Service Minister Nicola Willis says she'll be asking for advice on how to stop the extra pay being negotiated into future collective agreements.

Acting Te Kaihautu Maori for the Public Service Association Te Pukenga Here Tikanga Mahi Marcia Puru says the Minister is misguided.

Puru spoke to Charlotte Cook.