Porirua gets loud for a living wage

More than 900 Porirua locals have told their Council they want to see council workers paid a living wage.

porirua living wage 4The residents, supported by Living Wage Porirua, made submissions as part of the annual plan process.

Living Wage Porirua, a group which includes a number of PSA members, formed last year in support of the nationwide living wage campaign which says that people must be able to earn enough to live a decent life.

Submissions were collected in recent months at a number of festivals and stalls in the city by hard-working volunteers.

In June, councillors announced they would not adopt the living wage, though they agreed to $200,000 extra for the lowest paid staff.