For anyone who still doesn’t want to believe that National cut incomes for most Kiwis last time they were in power (and would do so again). Here’s something I came across in an incomes report from 1998:
The median income earner was 6% poorer in after-inflation after 7 years of National government. That didn’t happen by accident – it happened because National refused to increase the minimum wage, slashed benefits and superannaution, and attacked and weakened workers’ ability to organise through unions to win pay increases.
John Key said he “would love to see wages drop“. He has already announced a workplace policy that will undermine workers and their unions, leading to below inflation wage rises. He has refused to commit to lifting the minimum wage. Using the same tools as they did in the 1990s, National would make wages drop. Will you vote for lower wages?