Dis­re­gard . . .

The Northland Age - - Local News -

The Gov­ern­ment’s de­ci­sion to hike a min­i­mum wage that was al­ready the high­est in the de­vel­oped world, by $1.20 to $17.70, showed cal­lous dis­re­gard for small busi­nesses ac­cord­ing to Act leader David Sey­mour. Such a hike would dump mas­sive new costs on small busi­nesses, mean­ing they will be less able to take on new staff, he said. “For young, un­skilled work­ers look­ing to get a foot on the em­ploy­ment lad­der, this will come as a cruel blow. The last min­i­mum wage hike de­stroyed 3000 jobs”

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