The Anglican Centre has been accredited by the Living Wage Movement as a Living Wage Employer.
Synod 2014 agreed to join the Living Wage Movement, endorsed the Living Wage as the minimum pay for all diocesan employees, directed that the Anglican Centre seek accreditation and that all other diocesan entities endeavour to do the same. The Living Wage has been calculated for 2015 at $19.25 per hour.
Promotion of the Living Wage has been a practical part of our response to Child Poverty in New Zealand, one of our diocesan priorities over the last two years. All parishes, mission units and agencies are encouraged to consider whether the Living Wage should be a part of their own response.
Lyndy McIntyre of Living Wage Wellington says that “the contribution and involvement of faith groups has been critical to our success in building a stronger local organisation and our achievements towards winning a living wage at Wellington City Council. The combined voices of faith, unions and community is our strength.” Rev Brian Dawson, Vicar of St Peter’s on Willis and a key driving force in the Wellington and national campaigns says that “faith groups getting involved in this network are recognising the gospel call to put people first.”
For more about the Living Wage see http://www.livingwage.org.nz/