New Zealand for All of Us: Maori, Equal Pay, and More – Part II

Citizen Wealth Financial Justice Labor Organizing

Don’t get me wrong, New Zealand is no perfect pearl.  There’s a bounty of issues.  Inequality is rising dramatically.  Sprawl around Auckland is a huge issue.  Environmental impacts on some of the island is devastating.  There are interesting signs of progress though, and they are worth looking at closely. There are too many reminders of …

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Living Wage Campaign, New Zealand Version

ACORN ACORN International Citizen Wealth Financial Justice

Auckland         Talking to union members, organizers, and activists in New Zealand, one thing many of them mentioned as a bright, shining spot has been the progress of the Living Wage Movement throughout the country.  The national mandatory minimum wage is $16.50 NZ per hour, and the living wage number this fall is going to be …

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