At the “Do Women Matter?” forum last night, City Vision candidates signed up to the Living Wage pledge. We confirmed that City Vision cares about our city and all its residents and is striving for community well-being through decent wages. We recognise the importance of pay equity in the Council’s own employment policy and commit to prioritising the safety of women and children in the community.
We endorsed the following commitments
- to support Auckland Council adopting a Living Wage by paying a Living Wage to directly employed staff and workers employed by contractors delivering services on a regular and on-going basis.
- to support an investigation of pay equity at Auckland Council and the implementation of any recommendations that may result from this investigation.
- to support Auckland Council prioritising the safety of women and children in its collaborative work with the community to prevent and stop family, whānau and sexual violence.
The Forum was organised by Living Wage Aotearoa New Zealand and Auckland women’s organisations at the St Columba Centre, Vermont Street.
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