Holiday pay

Could you be in for a big payout?

You might remember that a few years ago, a significant error was identified in the way that many employers were calculating holiday pay. Since then, there has been government intervention, many audits, and some E tū members have had significant sums of money awarded to them because of their employer’s non-compliance with the Holidays Act. A big recent development was the DHBs announcing that over $600 million was still to be paid to workers, which includes E tū members!

We believe that non-compliance is still a very significant issue and we think that many E tū members are still owed holiday pay, especially those who don’t have regular hours or days of work, or who work on public holidays. However, even if you work 9 to 5, every Monday to Friday, it’s still worth making sure you’re getting what you should.

What can we do about it?

We’re launching a campaign to get E tū members holiday pay sorted. The first step is to identify members and employers who are likely to have issues with holiday pay.

Click here to take a short quiz to find out how likely you are to be owed some holiday pay.

Click here to read our Holidays Act frequently asked questions.

Other useful links

Calculating annual holiday payment rates (Employment New Zealand)

What’s up with the holiday pay windfall? (The Spinoff)

Info for E tū members at DHBs

More useful links for checking issues with your pay