Fair Pay Agreements aren't all that fair, and in reality, they will take control away from Kiwi workers and employers.

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About Your Work, Your Way.

The Fair Pay Agreements Bill is fundamentally flawed.

Your Work, Your Way is a campaign saying no to Fair Pay Agreements.

Why? Because despite their name, they simply aren’t fair. They create a one-size-fits-all model where decisions about your pay and working conditions are taken out of your hands.  

We urge all Kiwis to join our campaign rejecting Fair Payment Agreements and calling for a smarter way of working.

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Know the facts on Fair Payment Agreements

Controlled by the few

The threshold for initiating a Fair Payment Agreement is 10% of workers or 1000 employees in the identified group, whichever is smaller.

Blanket coverage

Once a Fair Payment Agreement is agreed, all employers and employees across an entire industry or occupation will be locked into the conditions of that Fair Payment Agreement.

Loss of flexibility

Because of the one-size-fits-all nature of Fair Payment Agreements, it will be virtually impossible to negotiate flexible conditions with your employer.

Test your knowledge on Fair Payment Agreements!

1. Who iS going to be most affected from the government's Fair pay Agreements?

Under the Fair Pay Agreements, working conditions are set and almost impossible to change, meaning there is a possibility that everyone will be negatively impacted.

2. Under Fair Pay Agreements, would you still be able to keep previously negotiated flexible working hours to pick up your child from school each day?

Under the Fair Payment Agreements system there will be set conditions of working, meaning that flexible working is in no way guaranteed.

3. What percentage of workers does it take to initiate Fair Payment Agreements in any sector?

The threshold for initiating a Fair Payment Agreement is 10% of workers or 1000 employees in the identified group, whichever is smaller.

There is a smarter way.

We agree that the current system needs to improve. Higher wages come from improved productivity but Fair Payment Agreements won’t do anything to achieve that.

A far better option is to identify sectors facing wage challenges through a market test and if there is an issue in a particular sector then let’s fix that. We don’t need a one-size fits all, bureaucratic, sledgehammer of a solution across all sectors.

Here is our open letter rejecting Fair Payment Agreements and calling for a smarter way of working - Your Work, Your Way.

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See how Kiwis are affected

Rohan

Rohan works at a local supermarket to support his family and studies. Since a proposed FPA for supermarket workers is being introduced to increase worker wages, Rohan's hours will be reduced meaning he may have to find another job to support his family.

Rachel

Rachel is a mum of three and council administrator. As a result of COVID-19, Rachel has come to enjoy flexible working and the ability to pick her kids up from school in the afternoon. However, since the release of a new FPA in her industry, she now has to work set hours and is no longer able to pick up her kids.

Eric

Eric is a young entrepreneur trying to get his tech start-up off the ground. But, because of an FPA put in place, he’ll be forced to meet the same workplace conditions and worker wages as the large companies with hundreds of employees.

Jason

Jason works as a security guard and some of his colleagues are looking to increase wages which Jason would love. However, he’s also been informed that this will reduce the benefits he’ll get and will change his hours to a fixed schedule that he won’t have a say in, meaning he won’t be able to look after his elderly mother.

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