- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 3:10PM
Workers on minimum wage will get a financial boost in 2020 with the rate increasing to $18.90 per hour in April.
The increase, announced today by Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway was a step toward to goal of $20 minimum wage by 2021.
The rise would put more money in the back pocket of more than 250,000 New Zealand workers.
Those who will benefit include people working on $17.70 and between $17.70 and $18.90 an hour.
"The new $18.90 rate will mean an extra $48 per week before tax for Kiwis who work for 40 hours on the current minimum wage.
The starting-out and training wages will also see a boost, with a rise to $15.12 per hour from 1 April 2020, remaining at 80% of the adult minimum wage.
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