Lyttelton Port workers also deserve pay rises

Hard slog by Lyttelton Port workers contributed to strong financial growth for the company and they deserve to be rewarded for their work as much as its chief executive, says Labour’s Acting Leader David Parker.

“Lyttelton Port chief executive Peter Davie is being rewarded for the company’s strong results with an almost $200,000 pay rise, increasing his salary by 18 per cent from $1.04 million to $1.24 million.

“The Rail and Maritime Union’s 200 workers at the Port are reaching the end of their three year collective contract which gave them a gradual 10 per cent pay rise over three years; equating to 3.3 per cent a year.

“That is a far cry from the $200,000 pay rise Peter Davie has just received. Many New Zealanders will think this outcome is unbalanced and unfair,” David Parker says.

2 October 2014                                                        MEDIA STATEMENT

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Author: David Parker MP

I am a List MP for the New Zealand Labour Party, and Spokesperson for Trade & Export Growth and Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations and the Shadow Attorney General

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