Patrick Gower has revealed the Nats are poised to announce a policy to reintroduce the youth minimum wage at a rate of about $10 an hour, and potentially make it apply to people in their 20s. Outrageous and a breach of human rights. You should get paid for the work you do. Not your gender. Not your ethnicity. Not your sexuality. Not your age.
National’s vision. A poorer New Zealand with a small slice of the cake going to workers.
But what do you expect from a government that “would love to see wages drop“?
Oh, and before some Rightie says the minimum wage creates unemployment, let’s see what the Department of Labour says:
“The evidence of the impact of increasing the minimum wage on job growth is not strong… The Department therefore considers the impact on job growth to be minimal”