nice piece of bipartisan support.
Wellington City Councillors today supported in principle to become a ‘Living Wage Council’ and a ‘Living Wage Capital’.
Mayor Celia Wade-Brown and Councillors Ray Ahipene-Mercer, Stephanie Cook, Leonie Gill, Justin Lester, Bryan Pepperell, Helene Ritchie, Iona Pannett and John Morrison all voted to support the Living Wage. I’m glad it will include council contractors too.
Paul Eagle posted on Facebook: “This is about Wellington City taking a leadership role in addressing inequality and poverty. Thanks to the Living Wage Wellington Network and Living Wage Aotearoa New Zealand for their work in bringing it to the Council table”.
It’s great to see the Council commit to this and hopefully their leadership will encourage not only other councils, but other businesses in Wellington to sign on too.
How they voted:
Officers recommend that the Strategy and Policy Committee:
16. Receive the information.
17. Agree that Council supports in principle becoming…
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