Fair Pay Agreements in a nutshell

Fair Pay Agreements are a way of deciding what’s a fair way to treat working people in a particular industry. They cover things like pay, hours, leave and health and safety.

FPAs are a new part of New Zealand’s employment law. They set minimum standards of employment for everyone in a particular industry.

That means, for example, that nobody in that industry can be paid less than the rate agreed. It’s like the minimum wage, but for a specific industry. This will be negotiated by unions and employers in that industry.

Fair Pay Agreements are also about lifting pay and conditions in industries that are often low-paying.


Fair Pay Agreements are a huge and exciting opportunity to make work better. Follow the FPA journey by following the Aotearoa's Opportunity Podcast here

How will FPAs work?

What are Fair Pay Friday emails?

These emails are a way for you to find out what is happening in the world of FPAs. We will share stories from the movement, coverage in the media, and any resources that might be of interest to you.

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