The church is a strong supporter of the Living Wage movement. It is one of over 80 faith-based groups, unions and NGOs that are members of the movement and we recently became the first faith-based congregation to be accredited as a Living Wage Employer.
In October 2015, we hosted a ‘Bread and Roses High Tea’ as a fundraising event for this movement, with the cost of admission at $19.25 equal to the hourly rate that is considered to be a reasonable minimum Living Wage. The event raised over $1,000.
Our Minister, Clay Nelson, also works part time as the Employer Accreditation Coordinator for Living Wage Aotearoa New Zealand and in October 2015 spoke to the church about why we support this movement. You can hear and/or read that talk at this link What’s Wrong with the Living Wage.
You can see the complete list of accredited living wage employers (then support them with your business), and find out other ways to offer your support at www.livingwage.org.nz.