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    Wellington set for Living Wage

    by  • October 12, 2013 • Comment • 0 Comments

    Wellington City Council looks set to become the country’s first Living Wage council following last night’s election. Last year it voted in principle to support the idea, and put aside $250,000 for it. Now, on the new fifteen-strong council (including the mayor), nine are in support. Six councillors who voted for the Living Wage...

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    Big step for Living Wage Wellington

    by  • May 17, 2013 • Articles, Comment • 1 Comment

    Great news: Wellington City councillors have voted unanimously for a report on the Living Wage to be prepared, as follows: “to inform the annual plan deliberations on a proposed Council commitment to support a Living Wage. The report should advise on the following key points: ·       Whether Wellington city council should support the principle of a...

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    Even retirees not safe from inequality

    by  • April 18, 2013 • Articles, Comment • 1 Comment

    A couple of recent reports have shown that even New Zealand’s pensioners – who do relatively well financially, compared to other age groups – are increasingly threatened by the spectre of inequality. The first, by Kay Saville-Smith of the Centre for Research, Evaluation and Social Assessment, argues that many young people will not be...

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