31 Jan 2019

Govt to decide if Fair Pay agreement forced on businesses

From Morning Report, 8:44 am on 31 January 2019

The Fair Pay Agreement working group, led by former prime minister Jim Bolger, is divided over whether the system should be compulsory or not, and have thrown the decision back to the Minister to make. Fair Pay Agreements would set minimum standards to lift wages and conditions across an industry or occupation. While most of the working group was in favour of a compulsory model, employer representatives were clear they couldn't support that as currently drafted and would prefer voluntary participation. Business NZ's chief executive Kirk Hope speaks to Gyles Beckford.