PM takes action against backdrop of some of the biggest strikes in a generation by public-sector workers

Jacinda Ardern has frozen the salaries of New Zealand’s MPs, saying the pay rises were out of step with the wider workforce and were adding to the rich-poor divide.

The radical move has cross-party support from Ardern’s coalition partners, as well as the opposition National party.

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