BY Maria Hoyle 29 Nov 2021 Share Workers at two Auckland Countdown supermarket distribution sites have won a pay rise following a three-day strike. The settlement includes a 5% wage rise for the next year and a 3.9% increase for a reduced nine-month term the following year, says FIRST Union. Some 700 workers walked off the job after the supermarket chain declined to offer pay increases in line with the rising cost of living in the city. The new agreement makes employees at the two sites some of the highest paid distribution workers in the country, according to the union. The supermarket chain said it was pleased to have reached an agreement. Most Read Revealed: HRD's Hot List winners for 2023 Are Kiwi leaders overlooking their own mental health? 'Very small': Wood minimises impact of minimum wages on inflation You've reached your limit - Register for free now for unlimited access To read the full story, just register for free now - GET STARTED HERE Already subscribed? Log in below LOGIN Remember me Forgot password?