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Union clinches 10% wage increase for NZ King Salmon workers

The deal will come into effect over three years.

Members of E tū labor union at Nelson-based New Zealand King Salmon won a three-year deal to substantially lift pay for all workers and will see the lowest paid workers’ wages increase by more than 10 percent, reports Business Scoop.

Members voted this week in favor of the deal, which was signed off on Thursday.

The agreement includes a series of significant pay rises over the three-year period for all King Salmon workers from now to April 2019 with those on the lowest pay receiving a pay rise of 10.33 percent by then.

“This is a great deal for these workers," said Chas Muir, food sector industry coordinator at E tū. “It’s almost a NZD 2 ( € 1.30/$1.50) hourly increase on their lower level current rates."


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