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.
Living Wage Week was celebrated by Auckland Council workers in a morning tea hosted by Councillor and Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse and attended by Mayor Len Brown. Susana Veukiso, a council cleaner said: "If Auckland Council pays all their workers, whether directly or contracted a Living Wage, my dream for my grandchildren to have better future will become a reality." E tū is a Living Wage member organisation, and its council members are calling for all candidates to support a Living Wage in next month's election.