Newstalk ZB: 2/11/2010 13:28:00
Unions says the latest figures on wages are confirmation of why people are flocking to Australia.
Latest figures from Statistics New Zealand show private wages rose 1.6-percent over the past year, with a 1.3-percent rise in public wages.
Robert Reid from the National Distribution Union says it only just keeps up with the rate of inflation.
He says it's high time the Government made a commitment to catching up with our trans-Tasman counterparts.
Mr Reid says the situation is worsened by the GST rise.