A Living Wage is the income necessary to provide workers and their families with the basic necessities of life. A Living Wage will enable workers to live with dignity and to participate as active citizens in society.

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By-election victory for Living Wage Wellington

So, it is 2018 and the Living Wage Movement enters its sixth year with so many victories under its belt. The last amazing win of 2017 was the Wellington City Council by-election victory in the Southern Ward. Fleur Fitzsimons made a public commitment to the Living Wage in the campaign and will join so many of her fellow councillors advocating and voting to ensure the capital city is the first accredited Living Wage Employer council in Aotearoa.

This caps off a year in which we welcomed our first corporate, Vector, alongside hospitality businesses, Wiri Licensing Trust, Kai Pasifika and Rogue and Vagabond. We also advanced the Living Wage at other councils with Auckland and Christchurch raising the bottom up toward the current Living Wage. Now, with commitments to a Living Wage from all the parties in Government, the core public service is set to raise the bar for both directly employed and contracted workers. The Movement will have its first meeting with Government ministers to discuss implementation this month.

Below: New Wellington City Councillor, Fleur Fitzsimons 


  • Latest Events

    Friday, January 26, 2018 at 12:00 PM
    Outside St Peters Church in Auckland , New Zealand

    Onehunga says yes to the Living Wage

    Onhunga_says_Yes_to_Auckland_a_Living_Wage_City.pngMaungakiekie-Tāmaki ward of Auckland City Council is holding a by-election to elect a new councillor. This is an opportunity to show the candidates that voters want a council that pays directly employed and contracted staff enough to live on. 

    There will also be music and opportunities to find out more about the by-election, and the Living Wage Movement.


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