The lessons of a global movement

Aotearoa New Zealand has joined many others in telling the story of the global living wage.

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the UK Living Wage Foundation has completed Lessons from our Global Living Wage Network, with reports from UK, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, the US, and South Africa. You can read the full report here.

As director Graham Griffiths says in the introduction “national efforts can no longer be progressed in isolation...urgent action needs to be taken in solidarity with workers everywhere. We live in an interconnected world, and as shockwaves caused by the COVID-19 crisis continue to be felt across complex global supply chains, we know that a coordinated international response is needed.”

Griffiths says: “Multinational employers are also stepping up to meet their responsibilities as key actors for achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and this includes payment of a Living Wage across global operations.” Connections between Living Wage movements around the world are critical and we will be playing our part sharing and learning from others involved in the same struggle.