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Women on the front line for a Living Wage

Organisations and supporters joined the Living Wage Movement and the Auckland Women's Centre to promote decent wages for contracted workers and staff at Auckland Council as one way to reduce poverty among women in the city. The Living Wage Movement has joined with National Council of Women, NZ Women's Watch and the Auckland Women's Centre in the Pay Equity Coalition Auckland because the recent victory in the Equal Pay case could see low paid women workers earn a Living Wage and proper recognition of the value of their labour.

West fundraiser celebrates women!

Living Wage West is celebrating women at its fundraiser that coincides with Mothers Day weekend, recognising that women's work underpins many of the structures that make our communities work,  but that work is often undervalued and always underpaid.  The funds will contribute to the campaign for a Living Wage at Auckland Council at next year's elections.

Low paid women in the aged care sector stand up for their rights along with active residents of their aged care facility.  As Anglicans and Catholics organise within their communities to ensure they collectively back a Living Wage; workers in faith-based agencies are standing up for a fair share.

Check out the latest accredited Living Wage Employers on the website www.livingwage.org.nz

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Rev. Clay Nelson takes up the job of Accreditation Coordinator for the Living Wage Movement with the resignation of Diana Yukich, who has become the Auckland community organiser.  Clay continues to work for Member Organisation, the Unitarian Church and was first involved in the Movement following the inaugural launch in 2012.

The wonderful Val Te Raitua and her crew from Living Wage Member organisation Papatuanuku Kokiri Marae, at Wise Wahine Speaks, a collaboration between Te Wharepora Hou, Living Wage Movement and Auckland Women's Centre show casing the extraordinary work of wahine in our community.

Living Wage Wellington brings to an ends its huge submission project on the Long Term Plan with Wellington Council once again showing all signs of a commitment.  WATCH OUT for the next edition of the e-newsletter for a Wellington feature.

Palmerston North hold its first network meeting since joining the 2014 Living Wage training:  onward and upward!