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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…

Vacancies Available

Please get in contact with the employers as they are looking for employees now. If you need help applying please call free call our team on 08002937 10am – 4pm Monday – Friday Employer Position Number of Positions Requirements Hours Start Duration Te Marae Ora Specialised Cleaners – in the isolation ward at the hospital.…

RATES SET TO INCREASE FROM 1 JULY

The Destitute and Infirmed Payment is set to increase from $165 a month to $200 a month from 1 July 2016 and the Old Age Pension rate for those aged 70 and over will increase from $650 a month to $660 a month. The Destitute and Infirmed Payment is a means tested payment targeting working age…

Youth Training Opportunities: JENESYS Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youth

The following opportunity is being offered by the Japanese Government for up to 3 students or youth to attend the above exchange programme in Japan under the JENESYS2015 programme. JENESYS 2015 is a people-to-people exchange program between Japan and the Asia-Pacific region, JENESYS (Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youth) and is supported…

Funding to improve economic empowerment of women and reduce domestic violence

The Ministry of Internal Affairs has signed service agreements with 5 key service providers valued at $614,000 over 3 years to support economic empowerment of women and eliminate violence against women, as part of the Australian Government funded Gender Equality and Empowerment Project. “I’m looking forward to the roll out of these projects,” stated Secretary…

Increased Social Impact Funds to help the most Vulnerable

8 June 2015 MEDIA STATEMENT Attn: News Editors/Chief Reporters Budget 2015/16 – Increased Social Impact Funds to help the most Vulnerable Minister for Internal Affairs announces increased funding to the Social Impact Fund to help the most vulnerable. Minister for Internal Affairs, the Honourable Albert Nicholas, outlined that the Government will provide an ongoing annual…