1 Feb 2024

Athletes' Cooperative pursuing better pay and treatment

From Morning Report, 7:57 am on 1 February 2024

A significant win for some of the country's top sportspeople, after the Employment Relations Authority ruled they have the right to engage in good-faith collective bargaining with High Performance Sport New Zealand.

The Athletes' Cooperative, which represents 60 rowers and cyclists, are pursuing better pay and treatment.

High Performance Sport, a government agency, said in response it is surprised and concerned by the ruling.

Sports commentator Mark Watson spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.