“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.
UPDATE (24 January 2023): two FPA applications have been lodged. One covers the hospitality sector/workers and the second covers Grocery and Supermarket retailers. Sign up below for updates!