It’s usually the bad employers who make the news, and who occupy the attentions of unions, workers, and the labour movement. So let’s hear it for the silent majority, the good employers who are out there!
Case in point – look at this:
First employer adopts living wage
A Henderson tofu maker has become the first Auckland employer to sign up to the living wage campaign, promising to pay its six factory workers at least $18.40 an hour within a year.
Tonzu, a family-owned company, has a current starting wage of $15 an hour and says it would cost $600 a week to lift everyone to $18.40 – a pay rise averaging $100 a week for workers such as 31-year-old mother-of-four Meaalofa Meke.