The Living Wage

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The PSA believes the living wage is key to reducing inequality and improving the lives on working New Zealanders

LivingWage logo2A living wage is the income necessary to provide workers and their families with the basic necessities of life. A living wage will enable workers to live with dignity and to participate as active citizens in society.

We call upon the Government, employers and society as a whole to strive for a living wage for all households as a necessary and important step in the reduction of poverty in New Zealand.

The Living Wage rate is voluntary and currently calculated at $20.20 per hour, $4.45 more than the minimum wage set by government.

The first Living Wage Campaign was launched in Auckland and Wellington in 2012. This was followed by other local networks around the country. The PSA has long supported the Living wage movement and fully endorse the mandate

To find out more about the living wage movement visit

https://www.livingwage.org.nz/about 

To keep up to date on what the PSA is doing to support the Living Wage click on the join campaign button


Media Releases

PSA wins Living Wage for core public service employees

PSA members in the public service have secured a big victory - with all employees winning the right to be paid at least a Living Wage.

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News from the PSA. Wellington - Support The Living Wage and win!
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Wellington - Support The Living Wage and win!

Did you know that The Living Wage Movement has a commitment form the Wellington Mayor and the majority of councilors to see accreditation as a Living Wage Employer by the end of the year?

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News from the PSA. Wellington Back the City Councils Living Wage Commitment!
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Wellington Back the City Councils Living Wage Commitment!

Join Living Wage Wellington to present nearly 2,000 letters of support to WCC Mayor Justin Lester.

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Campaigns and issues from the PSA. The Living Wage
Campaigns

The Living Wage

The PSA believes the living wage is key to reducing inequality and improving the lives on working New Zealanders ...

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Media Releases

Porirua City Council needs to keep up momentum towards a Living Wage

Employees at Porirua City Council are a step closer to a Living Wage today - as councillors voted to increase its minimum wage to $20 an hour by 2020.

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