The Living Wage Movement

Living Wage Movement Aotearoa New Zealand brings together community/secular, union and faith-based groups to campaign for a Living Wage.

We uphold four key principles, including that the Living Wage Movement is:

  1. non-party political
  2. built locally through local relationships and local issues
  3. independent of government in terms of funding and association
  4. comprised of three streams of the membership: secular/community, union, faith-based groups.

We also have an accreditation system available for employers, who meet the criteria to become a Living Wage Employer. 

This is a trademark and cannot be used unless a licence has been signed committing the business to pay no less than the Living Wage to directly employed and contracted workers, delivering services on a regular and ongoing basis. 

See the Employer section of this website for more: Living Wage Employers and for any questions contact [email protected].


You can get involved with the Living Wage Movement by:

Becoming a Supporter

Becoming a Volunteer

Joining as a Member Organisation


National Governance Board members

Alec Toleafoa - Polynesian Panthers

Annie Newman - Treasurer  - E tū

Bridget Sinclair – Secretary – Aotearoa Legal Workers’ Union

Camille Nakhid - Migrant Action Trust 

Chas Muir - Anglican Care

Gina Lockyer - Chairperson - E tū

Hiueni Nuku - Porirua Union and Community Health Service

Jenny Dawson - Anglican Diocese of Wellington

Kerry Davies - Public Service Association

Muriel Tunoho - Hutt Union and Community Health Service

Stephen King – St Peter’s on Willis St

Xavia Walsh - UNITE Union


The Governance Board would like to thank the JR Mckenzie Trust, our member organisations, Living Wage Accredited Employers and our Principal Partnership Council for funding and supporting the work of the Living Wage Movement.

We acknowledge volunteers working tirelessly in our communities to advocate for the Living Wage.