Living Wage advocates call on employers to ‘step up and do it’

living-wage-advocates-call-on-employers-to-‘step-up-and-do-it’

Living Wage Movement Aotearoa is calling on employers to take up the challenge and become an accredited Living Wage Employer.

New Zealand currency held fanned out in someones hand

Photo: 123RF

Starting from today, Living Wage Week celebrates the 300 employers who have committed to paying a minimum of $22.75 an hour to their workers.

The organisation’s chairperson Gina Lockyer said the week is also a reminder that there are working people who are still earning below the living wage.

“We’re celebrating our employers and our accredited employers and we’re also putting the message out there – who else can step up and do it.”

Workers have a better quality of life and feel valued if they are paid a living wage, Lockyer said.

Living wage employers now include councils, large corporates such as Westpac, community organisations such as Auckland City Mission and small businesses such as candle company Downlights.

0 Shares:
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like