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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…

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