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Cook Islands: Labour Regulation

Regulatory Environment

Labour regulation in the Cook Islands is very light. Labour relations are regulated by the Industrial and Labour Ordinance 1964. Most pay bargaining is carried out directly between employers and employees. According to the Cook Islands Development Investment Board, there is a statutory minimum wage of NZD5 per hour, with the private sector generally paying above the minimum rate. The average weekly earnings of private sector employees range between NZD200 - NZD300.



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