Smiths City Group will make sure its 541 workers are all earning at least the living wage from October and will let employees use a day of sick leave every year for their own well-being as the retailer works harder to get onside with its staff. Paul McBeth reports.
Winston Peters has said that houses should be affordable even to those on the living wage.
Labour’s election-year employment policy includes a minimum wage bump, the retention of 90-day trials, and industry-wide employment standards that have the business world fearing a return to the 1970s. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
For the convenience of subscribers, here's my weekend column on initial signs the Living Wage campaign is working to help companies and the economy alike.
Prime Minister John Key is confident the Government's plan to increase the minimum wage by 3.6% to NZ$14.25 an hour from April 1 will not increase inflation in a way that will force the Reserve Bank to act.