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 trade mark and cannot be used unless a licence has been signed committing the business to paying 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] (021 270 6529).


You can get involved with the Living Wage Movement by:

Becoming a Supporter

Becoming a Volunteer

Joining as a Member Organisation



Our current Governance Committee consists of the following members:

Dennis Maga


Sandra Grey

NZ Tertiary Education Union

Muriel Tunoho

Hutt Union and Community Health Service

Anna Casey-Cox

Poverty Action Waikato

Ricardo Menéndez March

Auckland Action Against Poverty

Chas Muir

Anglican Care

Jenny Dawson

Anglican Diocese of Wellington

Hiueni Nuku

Porirua Union and Community Health Service

Camille Nakhid

Migrant Action Trust  

Annie Newman


Gina Lockyer