Waging War Over Wages

Edlin, Bob
April 2006
New Zealand Management;Apr2006, Vol. 53 Issue 3, p18
The article reports on the responses to the announced minimum wage increase by the government of New Zealand. The minimum youth wage has increased to $8.20 an hour. Opposers to the increase stressed that it curbs economic growth by increasing the cost of labour. A study conducted by the Treasury found that a wage increase had no adverse effects on youth employment.


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