The National Party is calling on the government to pay 100 per cent of a person’s wages for two weeks if they have to self-isolate, NZ Herald reports. All workers would qualify for the scheme with wages capped just over $68 per hour, and the payment would go directly to the employee, not the employer. Party leader Judith Collins has expressed that the current leave support scheme is well below minimum wage and not everyone can afford to self-isolate.
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