The Huddle: Should the minimum wage increase go ahead?

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Publish Date
Tue, 31 Mar 2020, 7:08PM
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The Huddle: Should the minimum wage increase go ahead?

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 31 Mar 2020, 7:08PM

Businesses are asking the government to defer the minimum wage rise - scheduled to go up tomorrow - but workers do not agree.

The minimum wage is due to rise to $18.90 from $17.70 per hour.

The Employers and Manufacturers Association said the timing was inappropriate.

However, the E Tu union said the raise impacted many essential workers - such as cleaners and security staff - who were doing it tough.

Josie Pagani and David Farrar joined Heather du Plessis-Allan to discuss this and the day's other big news.