1200 staff from the University of Auckland are stopping work today – calling on the Vice-Chancellor to offer union members a fair and equitable increase in pay. We’re really supportive of this effort and the work that the Tertiary Education Union are doing to expand the number of people who are paid a living wage. […]
Living Wage campaigners have calculated that it now takes a wage of at least $20.20 an hour to support a decent quality of life in New Zealand. The minimum wage is just $15.25, rising to $15.75 on April 1. For most people, that’s not enough to live on. It’s a common misconception that the only […]
Currently, some NZ Bus drivers in Wellington earn up to $5 per hour more than the drivers at some rival bus companies in other parts of the country. Those rival companies are likely to be able to bid for the Wellington bus contracts at a lower price, because they pay their drivers less.
The Government has announced that from April 1 2014 the minimum wage will be increased by 50 cents to $14.25 per hour.
I’m calling on all MP’s of whatever persuasion to help get a Living Wage for the parliamentary cleaning staff. The parliamentary cleaners have been in the media recently which has highlighted the fact that they get paid $14.10 per hour for their work while MPs salaries start at around $140,000 per year. The cleaning staff […]
What is it with this government and their complacency about the hundreds of thousands of people who are living in poverty in this country? Yesterday the Prime Minister John Key ‘slammed’ the concept of introducing a Living Wage and suggested that introducing a better pay rate for low paid workers will be bad for the […]
It’s great news that the Warehouse is making it a policy to lift wages. This move is partly inspired by the Living Wage campaign. The Green Party has been actively supporting this campaign that would see big employers sign up to pay a living wage. This is the wage that would allow their employees to […]
At the symposium on Precarious Work and the Living Wage in our Communities at AUT today Guy Standing – the author of the 2011 book The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class – talked about the way our labour markets have changed over the last few decades and the impact on workers. The Precariat refers to […]
The day before the government’s budget the Service and Food Workers Union (SFWU) was joined by around sixty other community and faith-based organisations to launch the Campaign for a Living Wage. It’s a timely campaign – especially since the budget announcements mean a harder time for low and middle income families. The SFWU – and […]