Asia-Pacific

Nov 10, 2017

The Living Wage: a view from across the ditch

Crikey speaks to a series of New Zealand employment law experts to gauge the impact of the living wage on their country.

Charlie Lewis — Journalist

Charlie Lewis

Journalist

Last week we interrogated the Australian Council of Trade Unions' call to replace the minimum wage with a living wage. One of the questions raised in that piece was whether it’s possible to apply a one-size-fits-all approach to a living wage across different jurisdictions -- which is the question the global living organisational wage project (aka project GLOW) is seeking to answer.

Based out of Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand, project GLOW conducts research both in New Zealand and internationally on establishing a living wage that "enables people, organisations and communities to prosper and thrive".

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