The Living Wage story is the story of an exciting movement, campaigning to lift workers out of poverty wages. This year the story plays out in Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton and Christchurch. Over the next eight weeks we meet at election forums to challenge new candidates to back a Living Wage for government workers, whether they are directly employed or contracted out. These are the dates:
August 20, 6.30pm, Auckland, St Matthew-in-the-City
August 26, 7.00pm, Christchurch, Transition Cathedral
September 3, 5.30pm, Wellington, St Peters on Willis
September 9, 5.30pm, Hamilton, Council reception lounge
The Living Wage Movement is asking candidates:
That further to implementation for the Living Wage for directly employed workers and contracted staff in the core public service, you will support and promote the Living Wage to be implemented for all those employed in the wider state sector during the 2020-2023 parliamentary term.
That you support and promote extending the requirements to pay a Living Wage to all Crown agencies.
That you advance these commitments as a priority component of any coalition agreement you may be part of negotiating post the election 2020.
That you support and promote the new Government developing an ongoing relationship with Living Wage Movement Aotearoa/New Zealand through an Advisory Group in order to oversee implementation of the commitments to a Living Wage.
Now it is time to rally again we turn up to local government forums as across the country. Can you be there?