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.
How will FPAs work?
What do employers need to know about FPAs?
04 November 2022
Fair Pay Agreements represent the biggest step forward for workers' rights in over 30 years....
Fair Pay Agreements have passed Royal Assent, so now the real mahi starts.
03 November 2022
This week, FPAs received Royal Assent. Which means now the real work starts. We can official...
What does an FPA mean for Adam?
03 November 2022
Adam works at a fast-food joint in Christchurch. He's recently been promoted to a supervisor...
Fair Pay Agreement passes the third reading and gets LOTS of media
27 October 2022
Yesterday, we got to witness history being made. Fair Pay Agreements are now a reality for w...
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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