What is a "living wage"?

12/02/2013

What rate per hour do you consider to be baselines "living wage"?

Nearly 40 percent of working New Zealanders earn less than what is regarded as a basic living wage.

Our legal minimum wage is currently $13.50 an hour, but unions and researchers are expected to put forward a suggested "living wage" rate of $18 to $20 an hour.

As Duncan Garner puts it:

Are workers being paid enough? Are 'profits' winning out over 'people'?

source: data archive