Call for Auckland Local Boards to advocate for a Living Wage
Twelve Local Boards have received Living Wage deputations calling for active promotion of the Living Wage in local businesses in order to ensure that people in our local communities are not living in poverty. We want Auckland Council to take a lead from Wellington City Council and begin the journey to a Living Wage so our public money is spent wisely and is not generating more poverty. It is not enough that the Mayor Len Brown supports a Living Wage. Councillors, such as Linda Cooper, who said she would support a Living Wage before the last election and then reneged on her commitment, must step up and advocate for a Living Wage if their communities are to thrive. They have the power to make a difference to the lives upon whom they depend to re-elect them to the Council.
(Pictured above Kaipatiki delegation Rev. Clay Nelson (Unitarian Church), Ros Hiini (Working Women's Resource Centre), Wende Jowse (North Shore Living Wage volunteer), Ofa Ta'ufo'ou (SFWU).