July 22, 2014
Fair wage Mana draw
Mana vice-president John Minto says Maori organisations seem well disposed towards the party’s living wage policy.
The veteran social justice campaigner says Internet Mana is striking a chord with young people who get its message of fair taxes and fair wages.
He’s also hearing from some Maori organisations that they are backing the minimum wage of $18.80 an hour.
"That kind of feeling is taking over within Maori organisations and in fact there are some businesses that are paying at least the living wage to all of their staff, so we are making progress, but what it needs is not just small groups here and there doing it. The whole of our society needs to do it, and that is through government policy," Mr Minto says.
He says many young people have grown up with neoliberal policies, and they don’t realise there are alternatives.
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