Pro Climb Limited T/a Tree Care Auckland is very proud to be approved as a NZ Living Wage Employer. It is part of our company’s philosophy to take note of inequalities and to help reduce these where we can. Most of our team members are highly skilled professionals and earn much more than the Living Wage minimum, but being a Living Wage Employer does not stop there. We are committed to working with other Living Wage Employers that service our business and by doing this hopefully increasing the circle of people with a fair income.
What is the New Zealand living wage? The Living Wage has emerged as a response to growing poverty and inequality that continues to hold back so many New Zealand workers, their families and the NZ economy. The Living Wage concept is very simple, yet such a powerful alternative – it’s the hourly wage a NZ worker needs to pay for the necessities of life and participate as an active citizen in the community.
It reflects the basic expenses of NZ workers and their families such as food, transportation, housing and childcare. The NZ Living Wage is calculated independently each year by the New Zealand Family Centre Social Policy Unit. The Living Wage rate is voluntary and for 2018 has been calculated to be $20.55 per hour, $4.05 more than the minimum wage set by the Government.
Living Wage Movement Aotearoa New Zealand brings together community/secular, union and faith-based groups to campaign for a Living Wage. To learn more visit www.livingwage.org.nz and show your support at facebook.com/LivingWageNZ