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Auckland Conversations: A Living Wage for Aucklanders

25 Jul 2017

Learning from London


Tuesday 25 July 2017, 5.00pm - Tuesday 25 July 2017, 7.00pm

  • 5pm – Doors open – Networking (refreshments available)
  • 5.30pm – Start
  • 7pm – Finish


Aotea Centre, Upper NZI, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland CBD

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Attendance is by registration only – register here



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Auckland Conversations: A Living Wage for Aucklanders – Tue 25 July 2017.

This conversation will focus on how an organisation or business makes the transition and starts phasing in a living wage, how it’s calculated, and the benefits once it is established – both for the employer and the employee.

How to join the conversation:

Why a Living Wage?

A ‘living wage’ is defined as the wage necessary to provide an employee with a sufficient income to ensure an adequate standard of living and the ability to fully participate in society.

It is independently calculated and updated annually, and nearly 80 businesses around New Zealand are now accredited as Living Wage Employers.

So how does an organisation or business make the transition and start phasing in a living wage? How is the wage calculated? And what are the benefits once it is established?

Auckland Conversations is proud to host economist and author Alan Freeman. As Principal Economost for the Greater London Authority, Freeman established the first Living Wage Unit in the UK in 2001.

London’s model was so successful that the campaign subsequently grew into a national movement with local campaigns across the UK. Auckland has been inspired by the London experience, and now we have the chance to learn from it.

This event is co-hosted by The Living Wage Movement Aotearoa New Zealand, which was founded in 2012 on the commitment to raise the wages of the working poor.

Their campaign aims to secure a living wage as a way to reduce growing inequality and poverty in New Zealand.

About Auckland Conversations

Auckland Conversations events are free for anyone to attend. They offer an excellent opportunity for you to network with like-minded people and be informed by current topics affecting Auckland.

The events aim to inspire, educate and engage Aucklanders in ideas for becoming the world's most liveable city.