Tag Archives: Living wage

Maybe if we paid a decent wage…

In the news this week, the National-led government has legislated to ensure that the minimum wage is calculated over a fortnight, not a week. This means that an employer can pay an employee for 60 hours one week, and 20 … Continue reading

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Why businesses should reject subsidies and embrace the living wage campaign

Marx* has a what we might now describe as a very cynical analysis of the wages for labour. In Capital: A Critique of Political Economy, Vol. 1, Part 1, Chapter 6, The Buying and Selling of Labour Power (link goes … Continue reading

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