Why we wanted living wage accreditation
Our aim as a Kiwi bank is to make Kiwis better off and the living wage is one way to do this. We also want to show that we value and appreciate the mahi of the people who work hard for us.
What is the living wage?
The living wage is the hourly rate someone needs to be able to afford the necessities of life, live with dignity and actively participate in their community. It takes into account basic expenses, such as food, transportation, housing and childcare and is calculated each year by the New Zealand Family Centre Social Policy Unit.
For more information, take a look at the Living Wage website.