They have broken the government wage freeze for low income workers. I was briefed in confidence a week ago and have had to sit on the good news. The Standard has covered it well today.
It just shows what a good campaign can do. Congratulations to the NZEI and especially to the thousands of support staff involved in tipping over the governments refusal to agree to any increase.
Remember the vast majority of these staff earn far less than Bill English got every year for a house in Wellington when he pretended he lived in Dipton for a decade.
Now it is important for Bill English to back Anne Tolley’s agreement with the cash.