The increase is a result of the review by the Minimum Wage Panel appointed by the Minister for Internal Affairs Albert Nicholas under the Employment Relations Act 2012 and guided by terms of reference, criteria, and public feedback.
The Minimum Wage Panel submitted the 2015 Minimum Wage Rate Review Report to Nicholas in March.
This year’s Minimum Wage Panel comprised Patricia Tuara Demmke (Ministry of Internal Affairs), James Webb (Ministry of Finance and Economic Management), Steve Anderson (Chamber of Commerce), Anthony Turua (Cook Islands Workers Association) and Nga Mataio (community representative).
Copies of the Minimum Wage Review report panel can be obtained from www.intaff.gov.ck. For further information, please contact the Labour & Employment Relations Division, Ministry of Internal Affairs on 29370.