Election 2014 - Party Policies - Minimum Wage

Election 2014 - Party Policies - Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage

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  • ACT will scrap the minimum wage. (more here)

  • Increase the minimum wage to not less than 66% of the average wage.
  • Ensure government policy recognises the contribution of unpaid work to society and the economy, including the work of parents and caregivers. (more here)

  • Increase the minimum wage by $2 an hour in our first year, to $15 an hour in our first hundred days in government, and increased again to $16.25 an hour in early 2015.
  • Set a target of returning the minimum wage to two-thirds of the average wage by the end of our second term, as economic conditions allow.
  • Ensure that all core public service workers are paid at least the Living Wage, and extend this as fiscal conditions permit.
  • Make the Crown a leader in good employment practices and ensure that government bodies only contract with businesses that are good employers.
  • Hold a Commission of Inquiry into wages and collective bargaining, and implement its findings to ensure workers get a fair deal. (more here)

  • Immediately increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 1 April 2012, and peg it to two thirds of the average wage each year from 1 April 2013. (more here)

  • We will establish a $16 minimum wage.
  • Extend the Tax Credit for all low income families.
  • Enact an annual power rebate for low-income whānau; installation of low cost heating and insulating 10,000 low-income homes per year including rental properties.
  • Inequality impact statement to be written into all new legislation including the likely impact on our children. (more here)

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