The Government is delivering on its pre-election commitment to implement Fair Pay
Agreements which will improve wages and conditions, as well as help support our economic
recovery, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood announced today.
The Government’s Workforce Policy Statement issued today sets out its expectations
for pay and employment relations in the Public Sector, the Minister of Finance and
Minister for the Public Service say. “New Zealand has had an exceptionally successful ...
Hon Grant Robertson Deputy Prime Minister Minister of Finance The Government’s
strong pandemic response and the better than expected economic recovery means not
all the money allocated in the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund has been spent, ...
“The serious issue of alleged sexual assault and harassment at Parliament was
poorly managed and inappropriately politicised last night. The tone of the debate
did not reflect well on Parliament as a whole,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. ...
Trevor Mallard has confirmed he is unfit to be Parliament’s Speaker by failing
to answer several important questions relating to the false rape accusation saga
that cost taxpayers more than $330,000, Shadow Leader of the House Chris Bishop says. ...
Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta says an independent review of local government
will explore how councils can maintain and improve the wellbeing of New Zealanders
in the communities they serve long into the future.
Joint Statement by Prime Ministers Scott Morrison and Jacinda Ardern Commencement
of two-way quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand Today, Australia
and New Zealand have fulfilled their commitment to establish two-way quarantine free ...
Labour’s so-called Fair Pay Agreements are an ideologically-driven project without
any sound analytical basis, National’s Workplace Relations spokesperson Scott Simpson
says. “It is acknowledged in the Cabinet Paper that the FPA could lead directly ...
“Compulsory unionism is undemocratic, will be a wrecking ball on the economy,
and doesn’t solve any identified problem,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Today’s
proposal is far more radical than anything the Government has proposed before. It ...
Today’s long-awaited announcement that Fair Pay Agreements (FPAs) are on the way
for historically underpaid workforces like bus drivers, supermarket staff, healthcare
workers and cleaners is a welcome landmark and could be the beginning of reclaiming ...
E tū members are pleased to learn today about the next steps in the Government’s
plan to implement Fair Pay Agreement legislation in this term of Government. The
Government has announced more details about what Fair Pay Agreements will look like, ...
BusinessNZ says significant problems with planned Fair Pay Agreements have not been
addressed, and the plan to implement them should be terminated. The Government today
released the details for compulsory, nation-wide pay agreements to be introduced ...
Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce (The Chamber) Chief Executive Leeann
Watson says there is no place for Fair Pay Agreements (FPAs) in the modern workplace,
following today’s announcement detailing the introduction of FPAs and a plan to ...
The EMA says there will be no positive outcomes from the Fair Pay Agreement (FPA)
proposal for businesses. Chief Executive Brett O’Riley says the effects of the
proposal to Cabinet today on FPAs to standardise conditions across industries or ...
Cabinet has approved a framework for drafting Fair Pay Agreement legislation, and
the Public Service Association says this means low-paid workers can look forward
to improved and more consistent working lives. Michael Wood, the Minister for Workplace ...