New Zealand Council of Trade Unions


Shrinking portions to low and middle‐income earners: inequality in wages & self‐employment 1998‐2015

This study shows rising inequality in the hourly rates of gross earnings (before tax and benefits) among both wage and salary earners and the self-employed over the period 1998-2015.

The union pay premium

Summary In August, the Centre for Labour, Employment and Work (CLEW) at Victoria University released their annual analysis of collective employment agreements (CEAs)1 . It shows again that people who are part of a collective do better in pay rises. In this commentary I update...