Wellington City Council workers may get a pay rise to a level researchers say is needed to live a decent life.
Hamilton City Council staff will be the first local government workers in the country to be guaranteed a "living wage".
Opposition parties want Parliament's cleaners to be paid a "living wage" of $18.40 an hour but the Government won't buy into it.
New Zealanders need to be paid at least $18.40 an hour in order for families to have a decent quality of life.
The ACT Party is calling for a cut in government spending as opposition parties campaign for the introduction of a "living wage" for low-paid workers.
A successful campaign to introduce a "living wage" for low-paid workers in London is inspiring a similar group in New Zealand.
$13.50 an hour is $385 a week after tax, and that is what single mum Emma Endemann earns each week as a cleaner.
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