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EPMU Charts Wage Growth Course in New Zealand

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13 July, 2005

Engineering, Printing & Manufacturing Union National Secretary Andrew Little said New Zealand’s current high growth, healthy company profits, and a tight skilled-labour jobs market make “the perfect conditions for wage growth.” In calling for more and better levels of collective bargaining, Little said with economic growth nearing 4%, “working people should be getting pay raises of at least that much. Instead, they’re getting 2.5%.”