Hyman on the Living Wage

Prue Hyman has an excellent piece in the Dom Post today about why it makes sense economically to pay the Living Wage: Productivity gains, reduced absenteeism, and lower turnover costs are benefits found overseas when committed workers know they are valued. One key argument against the Living Wage has been that it is not well…

The reality of unemployment

It’s sometimes said that people living in poverty just need to try harder, but I’m not sure how much more Amy Scott, profiled today in The Press, could be doing: Amy Scott and her two children have moved houses five times since the earthquakes. Scott lost her job after work as a bartender “dwindled off”….