Posts Tagged ‘Living-wage’

The living wage – is Church shortchanging workers? Comments 0

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Is it too much to ask the Church to pay its workers a living wage? According to Valerie Schultz, while the church relies on volunteers in many instances, certain jobs require steady commitment and extensive training, which must be compensated. Paying the people who provide these services is a matter of economic justice. Schultz says Read more

Wgtn Anglican bishop will base his income on living wage Comments 1

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Wellington’s Anglican Bishop Justin Duckworth has pledged that he will base his own income on a newly calculated living wage of $19.25 an hour. But this is complicated as he lives in church-provided accommodation, the New Zealand Herald reported. The new living wage level, calculated by the Anglican Family Centre, increased from $18.80 an hour Read more

St Patrick: A prophet for global justice Comments 0

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

St Patrick is one of a handful of Christian saints, along with Mary, Valentine and Francis, that is celebrated in popular culture. His feast day is commemorated with supermarket meat sales, green rivers, green beer, and (my favourite) parades. But who was the real St Patrick? Most people know that the missionary Patrick (Patricius or Pádraig) Read more

Fast food, low wage Comments 0

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Not everyone gets to be an astronaut, and not everyone wants to be. But, no matter the job, everyone wants to feel valued and be respected. Jobs in the fast food industry are often a young person’s first taste of working life – from slinging burgers after school to delivering pizzas on the weekend. The Read more

More to living wage than meets the eye Comments 0

Friday, November 15th, 2013

The Treasury has dumped a monsoon bucketful of scorn on the campaign for a living wage. But the case for such a campaign withstands the deluge. In a report released last Friday, the Treasury argues the “living wage is not well targeted at the intended demographic of low-income families”. It thinks the $18.40 an hour Read more

Bishop challenges high-income earners Comments 0

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Wellington’s Anglican bishop says he may cut his own salary to help fund a “living wage” for cleaners, caregivers and other low-paid workers in Anglican churches and social agencies. Bishop Justin Duckworth, a dreadlocked, Jandal-wearing priest who was an upset choice as bishop last year, is also challenging other high-income earners to take less to Read more

Living wage: Churches are hypocritical Comments 1

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

An unnamed union critic has accused New Zealand churches of hypocrisy because while they support the their support for the living wage campaign, they are in some cases not paying their own employees a living wage. Church leaders however say the wages they pay is not something they control. It depends on the Government controlled Read more

UK bishops endorse living wage for employees Comments 0

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Recognising that “fair wages are essential to the common good of our society”, the Catholic bishops of England and Wales have endorsed the principle of a living wage for Catholics agencies under their control. “Given the extent of employment by Catholic organisations and charities, it is likely that thousands of people could be affected and Read more

Campaign launched for ‘living wage’ Comments 0

Friday, May 25th, 2012

A campaign has been launched for a “living wage” in New Zealand, inspired by policies in United States cities and London. The Living Wage Aotearoa NZ campaign is drawing support from unions, churches, Pacific, women’s and community groups. continue reading Related Posts:Wage gaps described as economic apartheidNearly half of NZ Pacific young people living in Read more

Fair pay for Royal cleaners Comments 0

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Visitors outside the gate at Buckingham Palace were asked to support the call to give “disgracefully low-paid” royal cleaners a living wage. Amidst high security for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Public and Commercial and Services union was outside the gates of Buckingham Palace from 12 noon to 2pm on 28 April Read more