New Zealand politicians plan pay freeze as workers strike for more money

New Zealand’s lawmakers are planning to take a pay freeze at a time that teachers, nurses and other public workers have been going on strike for more money.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Monday that politicians would turn down a planned 3 per cent pay rise this year and would freeze their pay for 12 months while they worked out a fairer formula for future raises.
Ardern said there is an increasing gap between what low- and middle-income New Zealanders earn and what highly paid…