Wage theft revealed - $35 million and counting!

Wage theft revealed - $35 million and counting!

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Official information request reveals tip of the holiday pay iceberg

The Council of Trade Unions has received a response to an official information request revealing that at least $35 million has been paid in outstanding holiday paid to working Kiwis in 25 identified organisations.

“We know that this information is the tip of the iceberg," said CTU President Richard Wagstaff, "and that the government agency who is responsible for making sure employers stick to the law, simply doesn’t have the resourcing to identify all of the working people who haven’t been paid what they are due.