"Business groups ignored in fair pay taskforce"

Dr Oliver Hartwich
Radio NZ
25 January, 2019

A panel - chaired by the former National Prime Minister Jim Bolger - has made recommendations to the government on how best to set up Fair Pay Agreements that would set minimum terms and conditions for all workers in the same sector or occupation in a bid to stop a slide in pay.

The report has yet to be made public, but the National Party has been told some of the recommendations - chiefly that a fair pay negotiation could be triggered with the support of just ten per cent of a workforce nationwide.

Oliver Hartwich tells political reporter Craig McCulloch on Radio NZ that is an anti-business move.

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