New Zealand Prime Minister has announced a 20% salary cut for 6 months
New Zealand Prime Minister has announced a 20% salary cut for 6 months

The New Zealand Prime Minister announced today, that the salary cut by 20% for a period of 6 months due to the state of the economy suffers, due to the effects of the Corona virus.

New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has announced that she and her ministers will receive a 20% wage cut for the next 6 months amid the outbreak of the emerging Corona Virus pandemic.

Ardern said today, Wednesday, at a press conference that she is "aware of New Zealanders who rely on wage subsidies and face wage cuts."

And they are losing their jobs as a result of the global epidemic, as the 19th delegate. Today, I can confirm that my ministers, my government and the heads of public service will get a 20% wage cut for the next 6 months. ”

Ardern also added that lowering wages will not affect her government's fiscal policies, but rather aims to show the leadership her government has taken.

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