Minimum wage comes under further attack
The minimum wage of $13.50 has come under further attack today, with community organisations, churches and unions combining on the issue.
Those groups have formed Living Wage Aotearoa New Zealand, which will be launched in Wellington tomorrow with a march.
Local organisers say the movement will be launched in Dunedin soon.
The idea comes as Dunedin North Labour MP David Clark’s members’ bill to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour is booked for debate in Parliament tonight.
Dunedin union organiser Ann Galloway says local groups are signing up to the initiative, and an event will be announced soon.