"To add this [minimum wage increase] on top is going to be extremely difficult at this time, that’s for sure. "These are the same groups that argue against minimum wage increase in any weather. She said the increase was vital for the hundreds of thousands of minimum wage earners who were also "doing it tough" through the Covid-19 pandemic. "Many minimum wage workers are also on the Covid-19 frontlines, including in security and cleaning. "While the minimum wage will still be short of the living wage, the increase is a hell of a lot better than nothing."
Source: Otago Daily Times March 31, 2020 18:33 UTC