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2021 Minimum Wage Review

English Maori English The Government is required by law to conduct annual reviews of the Minimum Wage rate. In 2020, admist the COVID19 pandemic, the minimum wage increased from $7.60 to $8.00 an hour. Making a decision on minimum wage requires a nation-wide consultation as the outcome will affect everyone in the Cook Islands. In…

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2021 Minimum Wage Review has started!

On Wednesday 3 th February 2021, the Minimum Wage Review Panel met for their initialmeeting to prepare for the annual compulsory review of the minimum wage rate. This year’sminimum wage review occurs in an uncertain economic environment, shaped by the globalCOVID19 pandemic and Ministry of Finance and Economic Management (MFEM) variousresponse plans. Even though many…

Launch of the Labour Force Survey Report

The Cook Islands implemented its first stand-alone Labour Force Survey (LFS) in 2019. The Minister for Internal Affairs, Hon. Mac Mokoroa, hosted a special event to launch the Report, containing the results of the Labour Force Survey. He opened the launch by acknowledging the substantial support received by our regional partners, Pacific Community (SPC) and…

Press release: 2019 New Minimum Wage in force

In April 2019, the Minimum Wage Review Panel officially ended with the presentation of the Panel’s list of recommendations to the Minister Mac Mokoroa and approval from Cabinet. After a series of constructive meetings between the Panel members throughout the month of January and February 2019, information was gathered and discussed in light of previous…

WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY WORKERS COMPENSATION

Policies for the regulations available for consultation Do you care about workplace health and safety? Do you want to see better safety standards in the Cook Islands? Do you want a fair, efficient and sustainable workers’ compensation scheme? Do you want to join the collective discussion to shape reform? The Cook Islands National Reform on…

PRESS RELEASE: ILO Director for the Pacific visits Rarotonga.

The International Labour Organization (ILO) assists its member states in promoting rights at work, encouraging decent employment opportunities, enhancing social protection and strengthening tripartite dialogue in handling work-related issues. By becoming a member of ILO in 2015, the Cook Islands have since received technical and advisory services, seminars, workshops, training and fellowships. Most recent was…

Occupational Safety and Health National Reform Project

Occupational Safety and Health National Reform Project Expressions of Interest are invited for Technical Assistance services for part of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Reform Project, under the designated leading agency, the Ministry of Internal Affairs-Labour and Consumer division. The contract for services on offer is to support the Ministry’s mandate in raising awareness…