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Inequality is high on the agenda this election and the Living Wage is one way Government could get its house in order, set an example for the private sector, and reduce poverty for thousands of NZ families. 

Three political parties fronted up to our election events and said YES to a Living Wage for all public service employees and contracted workers delivering services on a regular and on-going basis.  The Labour Party, the Green Party, and the Internet/Mana Party.  We also got a response from the Maori Party post the events to say they also supported a Living Wage.  Vote to change NZ!  Vote Living Wage!

The Living Wage is rejected by the National Party, ACT, NZ First, United Future, and Conservatives.

Despite a southerly hailstorm, over 35 people met at the Porirua Union and Community Health Service on the evening of 21 August to talk about the Living Wage and starting a local Living Wage network. Members of faith-based and community organisations and unions agreed that low wages are a big issue for the Porirua City and the local community was suffering as a result. An action group was formed to reach out to the wider community and lead the building of a Porirua Living Wage local movement. Watch this space!

Local Board delegations start

The first delegations to Auckland Local Boards for their Annual Plans begin this week and we are keen to have your support. With 10,000 staff directly employed and many more on contracts, Auckland Council could make a difference with a miniscule contribution from its total budget committed to a Living Wage of 18.80p/h.  The world's most liveable city needs liveable wages.

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Grey Power Auckland has made the decision to become a member of the Living Wage Movement.  Welcome to our awesome new additions!

Auckland Network meeting

Come along to our Living Wage Auckland Network meeting on Wednesday. Lunch is at 12noon; the meeting starts at 12.30 and finishes at 2.00pm.  You don't have to be a Member Group - just interested in building the momentum for a Living Wage.  35 George St, Kingsland,

We feature Living Wage employer, Opticmix in this newsletter. Opticmix are fine arts and photography printers who say they provide leading technology, expert advice and personal service from Kevin Church. For other Living Wage Employers see  the new website

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