It’s official. $22.75 is the Living Wage rate

Today is September 1 — the day the 2021/22 New Zealand Living Wage rate comes into force. From today all accredited Living Wage Employers will pay their workers a minimum of $22.75. Of course many have been adopting the updated rate since it was announced on 1 April. Today is a day we acknowledge and thank all Living Wage Employers.

Cake with new Living Wage rate written with icing

Photo: Cake celebrating the new Living Wage Rate

Congratulations and thank you to all the Living Wage Employers out there, including a wide range of new employers. We now have 275 fully accredited Living Wage employers, including a growing number of large corporates and businesses in the in hospitality sector.

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