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Auckland Living Wage communities stand together calling on the Selwyn Foundation to pay its workers a Living Wage.

AGMs for the Living Wage Movement take place in Auckland and Wellington this week.  This is a time for planning and reflection, for celebrating those who have made a significant commitment to this growing Movement and for electing key positions. Come along!!!

Nominations are open for the Governance Committee and all Member Groups are invited to consider being represented on the national body.

In Auckland guests Professors Jane Parker and Jarrod Haar from Massey University will talk about the latest research in the Living Wage in New Zealand.

Jarrod will discuss some of the headline findings from the team's two, online Living Wage surveys of employers/managers and employees in New Zealand. Jane will then consider key factors that appear to have encouraged several New Zealand organisations to introduce a Living Wage initiative or variant thereof. 

A collaboration between Living Wage Auckland and the Tongan Youth Trust has kicked off with a sign-up concert where young Tongans committed to 9 weeks of workshops in dance, theatre, music and visual arts and a performance in December around the theme of participation, contribution and well-being.  Henele Tuita is coordinating E.C.H.O. E=enlighten our people for a brighter future; C= contribute to our community; H= honour who we are; and O=opportunities to grow.  Together we celebrate our shared purpose:

  • The need for a proper income for decent health, life styles and the quality support required for a good education
  • The desire for structural change in society that shifts the mindset of people about their capability, to inspire them to think that anything is possible
  • The recognition that we need the capacity to act together if we are to bring about change that transforms people’s lives.

An army of volunteers and over 600 postcards were signed at Victoria University of Wellington supporting the Living Wage all workers, directly employed and contracted workers.

The Living Wage Porirua crew met for a fantastic debrief of their launch. Now they're ready for the next steps!.