Full list of Living Wage employers revealed

From software companies to coffee roasters – there are now a full 58 accredited Living Wage employers in New Zealand.

The Living Wage Movement has confirmed the full list of accredited employers today, with a total of 58 organisations earning the recognition.

Celebratory events were held simultaneously today, at Auckland’s Trinity Cathedral and Christchurch’s Transitional Cathedral – both newly accredited Living Wage employers.

"These employers are doing the right thing by their workers, but also reaping the rewards of a stable, happy workforce and the ability to market themselves as an official Living Wage employer,” said Annie Newman, national convenor of Living Wage Movement Aotearoa NZ.

"Increasingly New Zealand employers understand that becoming a Living Wage employer is not only the right thing to do, but a sound business decision as well," she added.

Living Wage employers are committed to paying employees an hourly rate of $19.80 or more – the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) was among those newly accredited.

“I believe the Living Wage is one of the many ways we can create a healthy New Zealand,” said NZNO president Grant Brookes. “When there is enough money in a household for the basics, people are able to live richer and more fulfilling lives.”

The full list of Living Wage accredited employers is below:

Angel Food Ltd
Anglican Centre, Wellington
*Auckland Methodist Central Parish
*Auckland Unitarian Church
Auckland Women’s Centre
*Beautiful Bicycles Ltd
ChangeMakers Refugee Forum
Community Networks Aotearoa
Connecting Communities Wairarapa Inc
*E tū Incorporated
EcoMatters Environment Trust
*Ethique Ltd
First Union
*Good Fortune Coffee Company Ltd
Green Party Aotearoa NZ
Greenpeace NZ
*Heathrose Research Ltd
Hutt Union Community Health Service
*IKA Seafood Bar & Grill
J R McKenzie Trust
La Boca Loca Ltd
Little Island Ltd
Methodist City Action
*New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services
New Zealand Educational Institute – Te Riu Roa
New Zealand Labour Party
*Newtown Union Health Service Ltd
North Shore Women's Centre
Oxfam New Zealand
Peace Movement Aotearoa
*Pivotal-Thames Ltd
Presland & Co
The Common Unity Project Aotearoa
*The Fresh Desk
The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions – Te Kauae Kaimahi
The New Zealand Meat Workers & Related Trades Union
The New Zealand Public Service Association - Te Pukenga Here Tikanga Mahi
The New Zealand Tertiary Education Union – Te Hautū Kahurangi o Aotearoa
Tonzu-Chalmers Organics Ltd
Tuaropaki Trust
Unite Union
*Unreal Films Ltd
Waikato Environment Centre
Waitakere Union Health Centre
*WE’AR Righteous Limited
*West Auckland Physiotherapy
*Women’s Health Action Trust
Young Workers Resource Centre
*New employers accredited since July 1, 2015
Newly accredited Living Wage employers – June 2016
Auckland North Community & Development
Christchurch Cathedral
Christian World Service
Headstart Early Learning Centre Ltd
Holy Trinity Cathedral
Ponsonby Road Lounge Bar
St Matthew-in-the-City
The New Zealand Nurses Organisation
WhereScape Software Ltd

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