Get behind the petition against Fair Pay Agreements and sign our open letter now!
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.
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.
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.
1. Who iS going to be most affected from the government's Fair pay Agreements?
The mature working student
The parent juggling work & kids
The small business owner
All of the above
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.