$18.40. A LIVING WAGE
A new report released 14 February 2013 confirms what our members have increasingly been saying. They can't live on the minimum wage and the report provides evidence that workers need at least $18.40 just to get by in New Zealand.
Our union has initiated the Living Wage campaign to unite communities, faith-based groups and unions to campaign for a living wage for all workers.
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(from overseas please dial +64 9 375 2680)Labour 'Expert' Ignorant on Problems of Low-Paid Workers
Posted On: Thursday, 25 March 2004
A visiting labour 'expert' has little understanding of the situation of thousands of low-paid workers who face losing their jobs when the work they do is transferred to another employer, Council of Trade Unions president Ross Wilson said today.
Alan Wild was brought to this country by Business New Zealand and is backing the lobby group's opposition to proposed law changes to protect vulnerable workers such as cleaners who face unemployment and no redundancy if their employer loses a contract.
The CTU met with Alan Wild yesterday to discuss protections for these workers, Ross Wilson said. "Alan Wild appeared to have no understanding of New Zealand employment law and in particular our law on redundancy.
"He also seemed to have a very limited understanding of the Employment Relations Law Reform Bill."
Alan Wild's visit is a further example of business lobby groups "crying wolf" over the Bill, Ross Wilson said. "The Bill is a set of very modest changes which will have very little impact on good employers."
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