“Fair Pay” Agreements are coming.
They will likely affect your business.
The Government has introduced a new law requiring “Fair Pay” Agreements (FPAs), which can now be triggered by the unions. Retail NZ is ready and prepared to negotiate on behalf of retail employers. These will be sector or occupational collective agreements that set minimum terms and standards for all workers in their relevant job or industry. It will be mandatory for all employers in an affected sector or occupation to apply FPAs, whether or not their employees are members of a union. FPAs are likely to mean: higher wage costs and less flexibility for your business.
Latest update 23 June 2023
Since the introduction of the Fair Pay legislation in December 2022, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) have received 10 Fair Pay Agreement applications in total. 3 applications have now been withdrawn.
5 applications have been approved to initiate bargaining and form bargaining sides. This includes the Hospitality related general application. 2 applications are still being assessed, including the supermarket and grocery general application.
There is currently no general retail application lodged. Sign up below for more updates!