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Living wage 1 year 10 months ago #27

  • Dave Anderson
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We were challenged the other day by a prospective client who asked if we pay all our staff a living wage. An idea we are considering but would like to know if we are alone on this or if others have committed to paying all staff at least at the level of a living wage. And have you encountered any problems? Thanks

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Living wage 1 year 10 months ago #30

  • Pukehina EduCare Te Puke
We do pay all our staff a living wage. We are a Charitable Trust and we don't make much of a profit as all our funding goes into staff and children.

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Living wage 1 year 10 months ago #39

  • Gerri Early Childhood Centre
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So the living wage is currently $20.55hr. Our centre wouldn't be able to take on students in training if we had to pay this without more funding and keep our high teacher ratios

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Living wage 1 year 9 months ago #42

  • Heather Te Huia
The short answer is yes and above this amount.

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Living wage 1 year 9 months ago #47

  • Gisborne Community Early Childhood Centre Gisborne
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I can only assume your registered teachers are paid through the CA agreement or similar when you pose this question. The CA offers a suggested rate for those who are unqualified or in-training also.

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