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.
Public transport matters to the Living Wage Movement. Workers need decent transport to get to work, to access local services, and to participate in their communities. At the election assemblies in September, Auckland Living Wage supporters will call on candidates to make a difference by supporting better public transport including a review of night and weekend public transport in to the CBD, hospitals and airport to investigate whether the service meets the start and finish times of workers based in these locations; and, extending the Saturday and Sunday morning train timetables on all lines to ensure that each line has a service that reaches Britomart before 6.00am.