A giant inflatable rat will join a picket outside an Auckland supermarket as workers protest against the new youth minimum wage, their union says.
Foodstuffs says no decisions have been made about youth wages, despite protests at Pak n' Save this morning.
Unions are protesting against the Government's new youth pay law, which comes into force from today.
Opponents of a new law introducing lower wages for youth workers claim it's a slap in the face to young people.
Unions are railing against a law change that would slash wages for young workers ahead of the bill's second reading.
A bill setting up a lower minimum wage for young workers is a step closer to becoming law.
The Green Party has lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission over the Minimum Wage Amendment Bill.
Setting a youth pay rate below the minimum wage is the Government's way of providing employers with cheap labour, NZ First says.
The Government has reintroduced youth wages, meaning companies can legally pay young workers 20 percent less than adult counterparts.
The re-introduction of a youth pay rate below the minimum wage is being praised by employers and slammed by unions and opposition parties.
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